CPTP131: Piano Teaching Unthinkables with Philip Johnston - Creative Music Education

CPTP131: Piano Teaching Unthinkables with Philip Johnston

By Tim Topham | Piano Teaching

Jun 15

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Philip Johnston brings a fresh take to music teaching ideas and preconceptions. The piano teaching unthinkables we discuss in this episode may be controversial, but even if you disagree they provide fantastic food for thought.

In today’s show we bring video game thinking into the piano studio, abolish long-held beliefs about piano practice and throw reading out the window for beginner piano students.

This is a different style of podcast episode but it’s still chock-full of inspiration. Take a listen and prepare to be challenged!

Transcript

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In this episode, you’ll learn

  • How martial arts relates to piano teaching
  • The value of digital pianos in piano teaching studios
  • Why you should be recording all your student’s playing
  • How and why we should rethink daily practice requirements
  • Why reading should not always be your first priority
  • What the most exciting thing you can do in your business is

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Whether you’re at the gym, on the bike or in the car, I know that you and your students will get lots out of what you learn in the long run.

Just make sure you try out some of the ideas before they get lost in the business of your next lessons!

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Did any of these unthinkables shock you?

Was there one that had you shouting at the podcast? Did you gasp? Let me know your thoughts (pro or con!) in the comments.

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About the Author

Best-known for his blogging and teaching, Tim is also a well-respected presenter, performer and accompanist based in Melbourne, Australia. You can check him out on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.

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