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Teach music confidently without the stress

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

Piano
Guitar
 
 

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.

 

LESSON PLAN

No Book Beginners Framework

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

 

Music Sheets

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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Great, fun, and informative webinar, Tim and Bradley! So good to see you guys together again.

Kathy Isberg

So far, the number one thing about the Inner Circle is the incredible community that you have built and that the team is able to maintain. So many positive vibes in every direction- you can’t help but feel good about the whole thing! I’ve made…

Erin

I love TopMusicSheets! I really like that there is a lot of variety in the pieces, they are great for teens and adults who need something new that can be learned in just a couple of weeks.

Barbara Stepp

I’ve already been using this game in my lessons and other ideas from the ‘No Book Beginners’ course. You are right – the kids love it! Thank you – really glad I’ve finally joined TopMusicPro so I can keep on learning how to build up…

Rebecca Sherratt

I have started implementing this course with 2 of my students. One is a transfer student who specifically wanted to explore music outside of note reading, and one is a student I have been teaching for 6 years- mainly classical music. Both were THRILLED with…

Malkie Herson

Thank you! Love your podcasts! Love your site, as such good, creative and positive ways to teach the instrument that I love to inquisitive and wonderful students.

Judy Horne

Great, fun, and informative webinar, Tim and Bradley! So good to see you guys together again.

Kathy Isberg

So far, the number one thing about the Inner Circle is the incredible community that you have built and that the team is able to maintain. So many positive vibes in every direction- you can’t help but feel good about the whole thing! I’ve made…

Erin

I love TopMusicSheets! I really like that there is a lot of variety in the pieces, they are great for teens and adults who need something new that can be learned in just a couple of weeks.

Barbara Stepp

I’ve already been using this game in my lessons and other ideas from the ‘No Book Beginners’ course. You are right – the kids love it! Thank you – really glad I’ve finally joined TopMusicPro so I can keep on learning how to build up…

Rebecca Sherratt

I have started implementing this course with 2 of my students. One is a transfer student who specifically wanted to explore music outside of note reading, and one is a student I have been teaching for 6 years- mainly classical music. Both were THRILLED with…

Malkie Herson

Thank you! Love your podcasts! Love your site, as such good, creative and positive ways to teach the instrument that I love to inquisitive and wonderful students.

Judy Horne

Great, fun, and informative webinar, Tim and Bradley! So good to see you guys together again.

Kathy Isberg

So far, the number one thing about the Inner Circle is the incredible community that you have built and that the team is able to maintain. So many positive vibes in every direction- you can’t help but feel good about the whole thing! I’ve made…

Erin

I love TopMusicSheets! I really like that there is a lot of variety in the pieces, they are great for teens and adults who need something new that can be learned in just a couple of weeks.

Barbara Stepp

I’ve already been using this game in my lessons and other ideas from the ‘No Book Beginners’ course. You are right – the kids love it! Thank you – really glad I’ve finally joined TopMusicPro so I can keep on learning how to build up…

Rebecca Sherratt

I have started implementing this course with 2 of my students. One is a transfer student who specifically wanted to explore music outside of note reading, and one is a student I have been teaching for 6 years- mainly classical music. Both were THRILLED with…

Malkie Herson

Thank you! Love your podcasts! Love your site, as such good, creative and positive ways to teach the instrument that I love to inquisitive and wonderful students.

Judy Horne

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

I absolutely love the Teaching without a method book that you put online. All of my beginners have ended up being better and faster learners because it is set out so well.

Christy Kimball

Thank you so much @timtopham for making it so easy for me to work on this stuff with my students. No matter how well I think I know my chords, I was not able to find a way to make it approachable to my students…

Amy

I love the site, and it has been very useful to me, mostly for the Four-Chord composing and No Book Beginners teaching ideas, but also for having a place to ask questions about technology, repertoire recommendations, etc. You have a very valuable community and resource.

Karin

I am so pleased to see that your presentations have blossomed since I first signed in when you began and became known to all piano teachers throughout the world.

Carolmae

Hi Tim, Thanks so much for checking in. I have wanted to e-mail you with amazing updates. I started this journey in July, to open a brand new music school/studio, renovate a space, learn the best way for me to teach piano lessons; within the…

Grace Ann Adderley

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

I absolutely love the Teaching without a method book that you put online. All of my beginners have ended up being better and faster learners because it is set out so well.

Christy Kimball

Thank you so much @timtopham for making it so easy for me to work on this stuff with my students. No matter how well I think I know my chords, I was not able to find a way to make it approachable to my students…

Amy

I love the site, and it has been very useful to me, mostly for the Four-Chord composing and No Book Beginners teaching ideas, but also for having a place to ask questions about technology, repertoire recommendations, etc. You have a very valuable community and resource.

Karin

I am so pleased to see that your presentations have blossomed since I first signed in when you began and became known to all piano teachers throughout the world.

Carolmae

Hi Tim, Thanks so much for checking in. I have wanted to e-mail you with amazing updates. I started this journey in July, to open a brand new music school/studio, renovate a space, learn the best way for me to teach piano lessons; within the…

Grace Ann Adderley

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

I absolutely love the Teaching without a method book that you put online. All of my beginners have ended up being better and faster learners because it is set out so well.

Christy Kimball

Thank you so much @timtopham for making it so easy for me to work on this stuff with my students. No matter how well I think I know my chords, I was not able to find a way to make it approachable to my students…

Amy

I love the site, and it has been very useful to me, mostly for the Four-Chord composing and No Book Beginners teaching ideas, but also for having a place to ask questions about technology, repertoire recommendations, etc. You have a very valuable community and resource.

Karin

I am so pleased to see that your presentations have blossomed since I first signed in when you began and became known to all piano teachers throughout the world.

Carolmae

Hi Tim, Thanks so much for checking in. I have wanted to e-mail you with amazing updates. I started this journey in July, to open a brand new music school/studio, renovate a space, learn the best way for me to teach piano lessons; within the…

Grace Ann Adderley

 

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