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Stephen Hughes, NCTM

Popular Music Styles with Stephen Hughes & Tony Parlapiano

In our third teacher chat, Stephen Hughes and Tony Parlapiano and I discuss popular music styles and the value of incorporating reading and listening when it comes to playing the piano.

Listen to additional teacher chats here.

At one time, pop music was considered an add-on to traditional, classical piano lessons; something students might do on their own but not something useful to be included in the lesson. Times have changed and teachers are finally noticing the value of including popular music styles in their curriculum. They now see the value of teaching from chord charts and lead sheets or without any music notation at all.


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