![image.png](https://files.steempeak.com/file/steempeak/music.syndicate/J4bCkMoa-image.png) [Source](https://timtopham.com/how-to-teach-pop-songs-in-6-simple-steps/) Imagine it’s time for your Wednesday afternoon student and they saunter in with a big grin on their face. ``` Student: “I just heard the most amazing song.” You: “What piece was it?” (Notice how you might intentionally change the word song to piece) Student: “It just came out, have you heard of Billie Eilish?” You: “Billy Eyelash? No, never heard of him – let’s hear how that G major scale is coming along!” ``` Does this scenario sound familiar? If this sounds like you (and let’s face it, I think we’ve all been guilty of trying to get lessons ‘back on track’), let’s consider a more appropriate response: You: “No, but I’m excited to hear it. How about we start our lesson with a little listening? Go ahead and blast it through my Bluetooth speakers!” I’m of the belief that we should take the time to teach pop songs our students show an interest in. It’s important to show students that we can play any pop song on the piano. ### [...Read the six steps on Tim Topham!](https://timtopham.com/how-to-teach-pop-songs-in-6-simple-steps/) ## Author Bio: This article was written by **Tim Topham**, an internationally-renowned music educator, piano teacher, writer and presenter. Website: https://timtopham.com/ ### Steem Account Status: *Unclaimed* Are you **Tim Topham**? If so, you have a Steem account that is unclaimed with pending cryptocurrency rewards sitting in it from your content. Your account was reserved by [music.syndicate](https://email@example.com) and is receiving the rewards of all posts syndicated from your content on other sites. If you want to claim this account and the rewards that it has been collecting, please contact *contrabourdon#9139* on Discord to claim the account. You can also view the rewards currently sitting in the account by visiting the [wallet page](https://steempeak.com/@timtopham/transfers) for this account. ### What is content syndication? [music.syndicate](https://firstname.lastname@example.org) is syndicating high-quality music content from across the internet. We're also creating free Steem accounts for the authors of that content who have not yet discovered the Steem blockchain as a means to monetising their content and we're listing those accounts as the 50% beneficiaries to all the rewards.