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Teaching Slash Chords To Your Piano Students

by Georgina Wilson

Slash chords can look confusing, but when it comes to playing them on the piano they're not too tricky! Check out our guide to slash chords.

04/24/2023 Read more

Guitar Chords for Beginners

by Michael Gumley

The process of learning guitar chords for beginners can be tricky. They’re so eager to play their first song but learning the necessary chords can be a stumbling block. We’re here to help you: If you’d like more tips and resources to help you run a fulfilling and stress-free studio, join TopMusicGuitar today. Table Of ... Guitar Chords for Beginners

12/05/2022 Read more

2017 in Review: Teaching Chords and Piano Pop Music

by Tim Topham

It’s that time of the year – December is upon us and everyone is looking forward to a break. Piano teachers, you’ve deserved it! All those countless hours of teaching, planning, personal development and even travelling and it’s almost time to switch off for a few weeks. To celebrate an amazing year here on, ... 2017 in Review: Teaching Chords and Piano Pop Music

08/31/2022 Read more

[Video Interview] Students Share How They Found Success Learning Chords and Composition

by Sean Wales

Former Students on Composition Today’s post provides you with a student perspective on learning chords and composition. Adrian and Jackson are two of Tim’s former students. They will share with you their experiences on piano composition, and why it transformed their musical education. There are a series of videos below, touching on teaching chords, incorporating ... [Video Interview] Students Share How They Found Success Learning Chords and Composition

08/28/2017 Read more

Using “sus” chords to inspire beginners

by Tim Topham

No, I’m not talking about anything ‘suss’, but rather chord “suspensions”. If you’re not familiar with suspensions, or how they can be used to inspire your students from their first or second lesson, read on… I like to introduce triads in a student’s very first lesson or two and in some cases it’s the first ... Using “sus” chords to inspire beginners

01/30/2012 Read more

How to Teach Piano Chords: The B.S. Method

by Tim Topham

Ever wondered the simplest way to teach piano chords? If you’d said to me a month ago that talking “BS” in my studio was a good way of helping kids play chords, I would have been shocked to say the least! Now, having used this technique on a number of students, its value is unsurpassed ... How to Teach Piano Chords: The B.S. Method

12/07/2018 Read more

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Easy Christmas Lead Sheets

by Timz Fojas

09/25/2023 Read more

What Type Of Music Teacher Are You?

by Tim Topham

There are many benefits to knowing the type of music teacher you are.

08/28/2023 Read more

5 No-Prep Music Games For Your Music Lessons

by Georgina Wilson

Music games can be an absolute game-changer in music lessons. Sometimes you need a music game that requires no (or very little) prep that you can call on quickly.

08/14/2023 Read more

10 Ways Creativity Helps Music Teachers And Students

by Tim Topham

You've probably heard us talk a lot about creativity when it comes to music lessons. But have you ever stopped to think about the benefits of being creative for both the music teacher and their students?

07/17/2023 Read more

PRESTO Framework Case Study: Veteran Val

by Georgina Wilson

For teachers who have been teaching a long time, it can be easy to feel stuck in the same routine. The PRESTO Framework can help you adapt to a more modern approach of teaching.

06/26/2023 Read more

Best Ways To Learn Guitar Faster

by Bear Greenholtz

Are you looking for the best ways to learn guitar fast? Check out these top tips from Bear Greenholtz!

06/02/2023 Read more

How Teaching My Piano Students To Play By Ear Changed My Life

by Georgina Wilson

Teaching students how to play by ear is overlooked by many teachers, but these inspirational stories will show you the benefits for both student and teacher.

05/08/2023 Read more

Lead Sheets: A Piano Teacher’s Guide

by Georgina Wilson

Lead sheets open up a whole new world of music for our students. But if they're not in your piano teacher toolkit it can be tricky knowing where to start. Let us help you!

05/01/2023 Read more

5 Guitar Books Recommended For Guitar Teachers

by Michael Gumley

In a world where it's easy to find guitar repertoire (of all qualities!) online, guitar teachers need to have fantastic resources to hand. These books come highly recommended.

05/04/2023 Read more

Growing a Group Teaching Studio Bundle

by Timz Fojas

04/14/2023 Read more

Tips For Group Guitar Lessons (I Wish I Knew These When I First Started Teaching!)

by Michael Gumley

Are you thinking about teaching group guitar lessons in your studio but not sure how to get started? These six tips are sure to help you out!

27 Easy Chord Progressions

by Timz Fojas

04/03/2023 Read more

Lead Sheets: Why You Should Teach Them To Your Piano Students

by Alan Senejani

Learn how to take your piano students’ piano skills to the next level by teaching them how to play from lead sheets. Discover the benefits and get tips to improve your students’ piano journeys.

04/17/2023 Read more

3 Ways To Make Teaching Scales More Interesting

by Tim Topham

Make teaching scales more interesting for your students with these fun ideas!

02/27/2023 Read more

Easy Guitar Lessons for Kids

by Michael Gumley

Introducing the world music to guitar students is exciting but challenging! We have some tips to make teaching guitar to kids easier for teachers.

02/16/2023 Read more

The 3-Step Process for Integrated Music Teaching

by Tim Topham

Continuing on from our recent posts introducing Integrated Music Teaching, and out-lining how you can teach an Integrated Music Lesson, we wanted to discuss the 3-step process in more detail.  Table of Contents:1. What Is The 3-Step Process for Integrated Music Teaching?2. A Quick Note About Metaphors    2.1 Also Just To Say…3. STEP 1 ... The 3-Step Process for Integrated Music Teaching

12/15/2022 Read more

Teaching Pop Music Webinar

by Timz Fojas

11/22/2022 Read more

Introduction to Integrated Music Teaching

by Tim Topham

This is the first post in a 4-part series on Integrated Music Teaching.Check out part two here, and part three here.  Check out the podcasts:3 Pillars of Integrated Music Teaching 3 Steps to Teaching an Integrated Music LessonIntegrated Music Teaching in Action Introduction About 10 years ago, I realised that there was something very different about ... Introduction to Integrated Music Teaching

10/24/2022 Read more

PianoFlix Course

by Timz Fojas

Access to Tim’s 2 Teaching Videos on Pop Music Access to 5 Webinars on Teaching Pop Music Free Downloadable Handouts

10/19/2022 Read more