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CPTP162: Powerful Strategies for Teaching Lead Sheets [FREE DOWNLOAD]

By Tim Topham | Creativity

Jun 21

I believe strongly in the power of teaching lead sheets in our piano lessons. Lead sheets can help students understand music better and make them more “all-rounder” pianists who can adapt to different musical contexts.

Forrest Kinney

On the show today, I’m sharing some of my thoughts about why we should teach lead sheet playing to our students and a great clip from one of our Inner Circle courses with Forrest Kinney.

Today’s Free Download

Download my guide to left hand patterns – great for making lead sheets more exciting!

Transcript

If you’d like to download a PDF transcript of this episode, please click below.

In this episode, you’ll learn

  • Why I love teaching lead sheets to students
  • What an “all-rounder” musician is and how I become one
  • How to create a lead sheet
  • How you can get started teaching lead sheets
  • Styling ideas for teaching lead sheets to beginners

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Do you teach your students about lead sheets?

How do you go about it? What benefits have you seen for your students?

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About the Author

Tim Topham has one mission in life: to stem the tide of children quitting music lessons by helping teachers maximise student engagement through creativity, technology and innovation. Tim hosts the popular Creative Piano Teaching Podcast, blogs regularly at timtopham.com and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as pedagogy, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, Californian Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.