If you teach piano, it’s likely you teach Christopher Norton’s music on almost a daily basis. His name is synonymous with “The composer who creates the music my students always love.” To say Christopher Norton is a prolific composer is a serious understatement; his influence on not only piano repertoire, but on multi-instrumental and choral repertoire is powerful.
His expertise on the area of teaching contemporary music was something we wanted to hear first-hand and so in this TeachPianoToday Podcast episode we chat with Christopher Norton to discover his take how to use contemporary music to create better musicians.
Christopher Norton and Contemporary Music Instruction
Listen in as Christopher Norton and I discuss:
- If classical and contemporary instruction can work hand-in hand
- How to easily include music from the radio into your piano lessons
- How to effectively teach difficult rhythms to your piano students
- Why your piano students should be learning to “jam” and how to get started
- How teaching pop music can improve your piano students’ technique
- The importance of assisting your piano students in finding their own voice to create their own music
- and much, much more!
Christopher Norton is easily one of the most well-known figures in piano education right now and we were honored to have had the opportunity to talk with him! Click the link below to listen to the podcast or download it to your iPod by visiting our iTunes page here.