is the world’s leading professional development and networking community for instrumental music teachers.

Our mission is to nurture and develop the pedagogical and business skills of teachers so that they can inspire the next generation of musicians to enjoy a lifelong love of music.


A more holistic approach to teaching

For too long, instrumental music education has been held hostage by the traditions of teaching in the 1800s with its strict focus on music reading, interpretation and performance.

At we’re working hard to break these shackles and support teachers as they venture into the often unchartered territories of a modern approach to music teaching: improvising, composing and playing by ear.

These modern approaches are vital because comprehensive music teaching music is much more than learning to read dots on a page.

Reading and performing music is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Supporting modern teaching

A truly holistic and well-rounded musical experience should explore every aspect of being a musician: being able to jam with other musicians, accompanying, singing, reading lead sheets, composing, playing pop and jazz, playing by ear and much more.

Providing teachers the skills and support they need to confidently teach today’s busy, over-scheduled music students with a compressive, experiential curriculum is what we’re all about.

At, we help music teachers build a strong, sustainable studio business that will educate well-rounded, versatile musicians well into the future.

Top Music pro membership

A supportive professional development community

Since 2016, our members-only TopMusicPro community has helped hundreds of music teachers re-connect with today’s busy, over-scheduled music students. We provide the resources, guidance and expertise to create more meaningful music lessons.

TopMusicPro membership is the key to unlocking all the creative teaching tools, business advice and support you need to become a more confident teacher and savvy business owner.

TopMusicPro membership gives you access to our growing library of over 30 comprehensive step-by-step video training courses. It includes exclusive discounts and members get free sheet music every month.

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About our Founder, Tim Topham

Tim Topham is an internationally-renowned music educator, piano teacher, writer, podcaster and presenter.

Tim’s passion is helping teachers maximise student engagement through creativity, technology and innovation whilst building sustainable, thriving studios.

He has more than 20 years’ experience in education, having taught in the United Kingdom and around Australia in subjects as varied as music, outdoor education, PE, mathematics and IT.

Tim was consultant editor for the Australian Music Examination Board’s Piano for Leisure Series 4 books released in 2017, which involved selecting and editing 108 new pieces for student examinations across Australia.

His series was the first in Australia to feature creative practice ideas for improvising, exploring and composing to help students and teachers feel more comfortable being creative in lessons.

Tim’s writing and training courses have been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher, Californian Music Teacher, EPTA Piano Professional and the Journal of the MTAC, USA.

Tim loves cycling, coffee and learning how things work. He has trekked to Everest Base Camp and held certifications in fields as varied as pyrotechnics, laser operation, abseiling and remote-area first aid.

Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.

Meet the team


Emily Laney

Director of Operations

Emily Laney helps teachers find their perfect fit in their vocations and enjoys seeing students thrive. She teaches piano in a boutique Texas studio, and has worked in concert artist management and marketing/PR. She leads team operations for TopMusic.


Tara Wright

Community Manager

Tara Wright is a music educator and founder of Melodic Mentors, bringing her extensive background in music school management, web design, wedding planning, and ostrich farming. She is the community manager of TopMusicPro.


Mauro Dalu

UX & Lead Developer

Over the last two decades Mauro has designed award-winning mobile apps and built WordPress based websites that empower people with useful tools in their journey to become their better self. Problem solving is his way of life.


Jill Muniz

Support Manager & Designer

Jill leads Support and designs graphics for TopMusic. Bio coming soon!


Georgina Wilson

Content & Socials Coordinator

Georgina Wilson is a piano teacher dedicated to making music education fun and engaging for both students and teachers. Georgina owns BusyLittleTurtle, a quirky and creative resource for music teachers. She coordinates content and socials for TopMusic.


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