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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.

 

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

 

Free Guide

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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This time last year I had 10 students and the Inner Circle has given me the confidence in myself to really put myself out there and I now have 50 students!

Ellie Jaggers

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

Holy Cow. I used the chord progressions on a 14 year old boy who has been asking to quit. Night and day transformation. My coolness factor just went through the roof! Thank you for saving me from my classical fogey status. Honestly, it was pretty…

Rosemary

My last student of the day was a 12-year-old boy — really nice kid, making really slow progress. He came in really down because he’d been so busy with hockey and soccer and he knew he hadn’t made any progress with his pieces. I said,…

Alice Dearden

Love being part of the community. Feel so less isolated and encouraged in what I am doing. And thanks for having Tonebase in the membership. Appreciate it. Sometimes I get imposter syndrome with diploma students so this additional resource is a welcome boost and encouragement.

Darren Day

My name is Matti Carter, I am a composer, pianist and music teacher, and I have been very happy with the Music Teacher Startup course. I joined MTS, because I want to create and release my music composition courses online. MTS is packed full of…

Matti Carter

This time last year I had 10 students and the Inner Circle has given me the confidence in myself to really put myself out there and I now have 50 students!

Ellie Jaggers

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

Holy Cow. I used the chord progressions on a 14 year old boy who has been asking to quit. Night and day transformation. My coolness factor just went through the roof! Thank you for saving me from my classical fogey status. Honestly, it was pretty…

Rosemary

My last student of the day was a 12-year-old boy — really nice kid, making really slow progress. He came in really down because he’d been so busy with hockey and soccer and he knew he hadn’t made any progress with his pieces. I said,…

Alice Dearden

Love being part of the community. Feel so less isolated and encouraged in what I am doing. And thanks for having Tonebase in the membership. Appreciate it. Sometimes I get imposter syndrome with diploma students so this additional resource is a welcome boost and encouragement.

Darren Day

My name is Matti Carter, I am a composer, pianist and music teacher, and I have been very happy with the Music Teacher Startup course. I joined MTS, because I want to create and release my music composition courses online. MTS is packed full of…

Matti Carter

This time last year I had 10 students and the Inner Circle has given me the confidence in myself to really put myself out there and I now have 50 students!

Ellie Jaggers

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

Holy Cow. I used the chord progressions on a 14 year old boy who has been asking to quit. Night and day transformation. My coolness factor just went through the roof! Thank you for saving me from my classical fogey status. Honestly, it was pretty…

Rosemary

My last student of the day was a 12-year-old boy — really nice kid, making really slow progress. He came in really down because he’d been so busy with hockey and soccer and he knew he hadn’t made any progress with his pieces. I said,…

Alice Dearden

Love being part of the community. Feel so less isolated and encouraged in what I am doing. And thanks for having Tonebase in the membership. Appreciate it. Sometimes I get imposter syndrome with diploma students so this additional resource is a welcome boost and encouragement.

Darren Day

My name is Matti Carter, I am a composer, pianist and music teacher, and I have been very happy with the Music Teacher Startup course. I joined MTS, because I want to create and release my music composition courses online. MTS is packed full of…

Matti Carter

I recently started your Studio Growth Roadmap, and even though I’ve been teaching for a while, I decided to start at the beginning. And wow. That was the perfect place for me. I was able to define that I want my students to be able…

Christina Mcdonough

I wanted to thank you for the great Webinar on how to put together a recital this year. I chose the recorded video and YouTube Premiere platform that Nicole suggested and it Premiered last night. It was Wonderful!! I had a lot of help from…

Gayle Tuttle

Oh my gosh! How GOOD is Mymusicstaff! I’ve just opened my studio after signing up to top music in December and watching as many videos as I could over that time, thanks to everyone that’s contributed to the courses! Set up mysmusicstaff last night and…

Jamie McClennan

“The online teaching academy was so helpful for me, especially when COVID happened. I never lost a beat with my teaching schedule, and my students transitioned beautifully. I would love for someone else to make use of that information.”

Sara Cohoe

Thank you very much for all you have done on your site for piano teachers all over the world! I now plan to take on more online students and to learn more from your outstanding website that I had originally joined when you began going…

Carol

IC has turbo-charged my studio. The tutorials give me so much direction towards where I always wanted to go. I’ve received tons of good ideas that have transformed my approach. I also love having a place to bring all my pressing questions. Well worth the…

Cheri

I recently started your Studio Growth Roadmap, and even though I’ve been teaching for a while, I decided to start at the beginning. And wow. That was the perfect place for me. I was able to define that I want my students to be able…

Christina Mcdonough

I wanted to thank you for the great Webinar on how to put together a recital this year. I chose the recorded video and YouTube Premiere platform that Nicole suggested and it Premiered last night. It was Wonderful!! I had a lot of help from…

Gayle Tuttle

Oh my gosh! How GOOD is Mymusicstaff! I’ve just opened my studio after signing up to top music in December and watching as many videos as I could over that time, thanks to everyone that’s contributed to the courses! Set up mysmusicstaff last night and…

Jamie McClennan

“The online teaching academy was so helpful for me, especially when COVID happened. I never lost a beat with my teaching schedule, and my students transitioned beautifully. I would love for someone else to make use of that information.”

Sara Cohoe

Thank you very much for all you have done on your site for piano teachers all over the world! I now plan to take on more online students and to learn more from your outstanding website that I had originally joined when you began going…

Carol

IC has turbo-charged my studio. The tutorials give me so much direction towards where I always wanted to go. I’ve received tons of good ideas that have transformed my approach. I also love having a place to bring all my pressing questions. Well worth the…

Cheri

I recently started your Studio Growth Roadmap, and even though I’ve been teaching for a while, I decided to start at the beginning. And wow. That was the perfect place for me. I was able to define that I want my students to be able…

Christina Mcdonough

I wanted to thank you for the great Webinar on how to put together a recital this year. I chose the recorded video and YouTube Premiere platform that Nicole suggested and it Premiered last night. It was Wonderful!! I had a lot of help from…

Gayle Tuttle

Oh my gosh! How GOOD is Mymusicstaff! I’ve just opened my studio after signing up to top music in December and watching as many videos as I could over that time, thanks to everyone that’s contributed to the courses! Set up mysmusicstaff last night and…

Jamie McClennan

“The online teaching academy was so helpful for me, especially when COVID happened. I never lost a beat with my teaching schedule, and my students transitioned beautifully. I would love for someone else to make use of that information.”

Sara Cohoe

Thank you very much for all you have done on your site for piano teachers all over the world! I now plan to take on more online students and to learn more from your outstanding website that I had originally joined when you began going…

Carol

IC has turbo-charged my studio. The tutorials give me so much direction towards where I always wanted to go. I’ve received tons of good ideas that have transformed my approach. I also love having a place to bring all my pressing questions. Well worth the…

Cheri

 

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