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Teach music confidently without the stress

Strengthen your foundations with creative teaching strategies and profitable business education.

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Teaching Blues Guitar in 5 Easy Steps

Keep energy high and frustration low with beginners – show them how to rock the blues with these 5 simple steps.

 

Practice Challenge

Amp your students’ motivation for playing guitar at home.

 

10 Ways to Get More Guitar Students

Get booked solid with these 10 actionable tips for enrolling students.

 

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No Book Beginners Framework

Hook beginning students right from the start with fun and quality in-lesson activities

 

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How to Build Practice Independence

Nurture strong analysis and practice habits using the Build Great Music FREE PDF worksheet. PLUS get a FREE studio licensed music sheet by Kevin Olson

 

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Ultimate guide to Left Hand Styles and Patterns

Easily explore the most common patterns from block chords to Alberti bass, arpeggiations and more.

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“I had my first No Book Beginner lesson yesterday. I was terrified! But everything just flowed. Amazing! I am now rethinking every student’s lesson to incorporate all I’ve learned so far. I love your site and all the wonderful information I am learning. I’m even…

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I love your website and am learning sooooooooooooo much. It’s full of creative ideas and my students are loving it. I am still feeling overwhelmed, though because there is more information here than I can absorb and I want to do everything. I am trying…

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I love the piano composition community I’m part of. I never would have found TopMusic Marketplace without Darren Day Piano, and I wouldn’t have known that one of my Christmas arrangements was featured this morning! Congrats to Darren, and thanks to TopMusic for all the…

Amy King

As a piano teacher, keeping up to speed with new composers and new teaching ideas and methods is made easier through being part of a larger teaching community. Today I was able to catch up on binding my TopMusicSheets which come out each month as…

Vanessa Munns

It’s a great course [4 Chord Composing]. I usually go through the Circle of 5ths with my students for triads, key signatures & finding the ‘next scale’ . Now with your structured course I can introduce so much more!

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“I had my first No Book Beginner lesson yesterday. I was terrified! But everything just flowed. Amazing! I am now rethinking every student’s lesson to incorporate all I’ve learned so far. I love your site and all the wonderful information I am learning. I’m even…

Lisa Higginbotham

I love your website and am learning sooooooooooooo much. It’s full of creative ideas and my students are loving it. I am still feeling overwhelmed, though because there is more information here than I can absorb and I want to do everything. I am trying…

Cheryl Kowalewski

I love the piano composition community I’m part of. I never would have found TopMusic Marketplace without Darren Day Piano, and I wouldn’t have known that one of my Christmas arrangements was featured this morning! Congrats to Darren, and thanks to TopMusic for all the…

Amy King

As a piano teacher, keeping up to speed with new composers and new teaching ideas and methods is made easier through being part of a larger teaching community. Today I was able to catch up on binding my TopMusicSheets which come out each month as…

Vanessa Munns

It’s a great course [4 Chord Composing]. I usually go through the Circle of 5ths with my students for triads, key signatures & finding the ‘next scale’ . Now with your structured course I can introduce so much more!

Debbie

Get the professional plan, best money you will ever invest. And I am really fussy!

Sofie Arhontoulis

“I had my first No Book Beginner lesson yesterday. I was terrified! But everything just flowed. Amazing! I am now rethinking every student’s lesson to incorporate all I’ve learned so far. I love your site and all the wonderful information I am learning. I’m even…

Lisa Higginbotham

I love your website and am learning sooooooooooooo much. It’s full of creative ideas and my students are loving it. I am still feeling overwhelmed, though because there is more information here than I can absorb and I want to do everything. I am trying…

Cheryl Kowalewski

I love the piano composition community I’m part of. I never would have found TopMusic Marketplace without Darren Day Piano, and I wouldn’t have known that one of my Christmas arrangements was featured this morning! Congrats to Darren, and thanks to TopMusic for all the…

Amy King

As a piano teacher, keeping up to speed with new composers and new teaching ideas and methods is made easier through being part of a larger teaching community. Today I was able to catch up on binding my TopMusicSheets which come out each month as…

Vanessa Munns

It’s a great course [4 Chord Composing]. I usually go through the Circle of 5ths with my students for triads, key signatures & finding the ‘next scale’ . Now with your structured course I can introduce so much more!

Debbie

Get the professional plan, best money you will ever invest. And I am really fussy!

Sofie Arhontoulis

The TopMusicSheets pieces are beautiful! I like the addition of the levels!

Mary Ashenden

Am pleased to report that my 7yr old student loves improvising with the No Book Beginners Course accompaniments! And thanks for all the tips on how to make lessons more fun! Cheers, Debbie

Debbie Chung

Grant Arnold’s collection is appealing, falls under the hands in a pianistic way, has rhythms which are good for discussion, basic chord structures to analyse and the kids across all ages enjoy them.

Robyn Egan

Hi Tim, I feel like wine is appropriate to mark this occasion lol – I will grab a glass. Since joining I’ve become a much more versatile and fearless teacher. With you and your team the sky’s the limit as to what I can accomplish!…

Judith Haney

Your course simplified and energized how to approach my desire to tap into my students’ creativity. I’m SO excited about this new endeavor! I’m actually preparing my younger students for starting this unit in their studies by working with improvisation and fun scale and chord…

Mindy Andes

Hi just completed my challenge of teaching without music today, and challenged my students to improvise during it. One student said “I need the notes to know what to play” so it took a bit to convince her to try – which she did but…

Vanessa

The TopMusicSheets pieces are beautiful! I like the addition of the levels!

Mary Ashenden

Am pleased to report that my 7yr old student loves improvising with the No Book Beginners Course accompaniments! And thanks for all the tips on how to make lessons more fun! Cheers, Debbie

Debbie Chung

Grant Arnold’s collection is appealing, falls under the hands in a pianistic way, has rhythms which are good for discussion, basic chord structures to analyse and the kids across all ages enjoy them.

Robyn Egan

Hi Tim, I feel like wine is appropriate to mark this occasion lol – I will grab a glass. Since joining I’ve become a much more versatile and fearless teacher. With you and your team the sky’s the limit as to what I can accomplish!…

Judith Haney

Your course simplified and energized how to approach my desire to tap into my students’ creativity. I’m SO excited about this new endeavor! I’m actually preparing my younger students for starting this unit in their studies by working with improvisation and fun scale and chord…

Mindy Andes

Hi just completed my challenge of teaching without music today, and challenged my students to improvise during it. One student said “I need the notes to know what to play” so it took a bit to convince her to try – which she did but…

Vanessa

The TopMusicSheets pieces are beautiful! I like the addition of the levels!

Mary Ashenden

Am pleased to report that my 7yr old student loves improvising with the No Book Beginners Course accompaniments! And thanks for all the tips on how to make lessons more fun! Cheers, Debbie

Debbie Chung

Grant Arnold’s collection is appealing, falls under the hands in a pianistic way, has rhythms which are good for discussion, basic chord structures to analyse and the kids across all ages enjoy them.

Robyn Egan

Hi Tim, I feel like wine is appropriate to mark this occasion lol – I will grab a glass. Since joining I’ve become a much more versatile and fearless teacher. With you and your team the sky’s the limit as to what I can accomplish!…

Judith Haney

Your course simplified and energized how to approach my desire to tap into my students’ creativity. I’m SO excited about this new endeavor! I’m actually preparing my younger students for starting this unit in their studies by working with improvisation and fun scale and chord…

Mindy Andes

Hi just completed my challenge of teaching without music today, and challenged my students to improvise during it. One student said “I need the notes to know what to play” so it took a bit to convince her to try – which she did but…

Vanessa

 

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