As part of my own professional development, I keep a close eye on blogs from piano teachers around the world. You can learn so much and get great links to other resources by following a few key blogs.
You don’t have to check these websites yourself every week as you can subscribe to receive emails when new posts are made or you can get updates via RSS feeds straight to your desktop. If you don’t know much about RSS, check out this article to get you started. I personally use Outlook to read my RSS feeds, but there are lots of apps, webapps and desktop software that does the same thing.
So what are my top picks?
There are plenty of other great blogs out there and I had to do a fair bit of culling to get it down to 10 so sorry if yours missed out. For other recommendations, check the links of blogs that these people follow normally listed at the side of their blog as “blogroll”. This is a great way to find even more resources.
If you have any other blogs that you feel are ‘must-reads’ for other teachers, please leave a comment below.
Also, be sure to check out my Top-4 Facebook groups blog post for more online help and resources.
Tim Topham is the founder and director of TopMusic. Tim hosts the popular TopCast show, blogs regularly at topmusic.co and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as pedagogy, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, California Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.