About the author

Emily Laney

Emily Laney teaches piano privately in Texas, where she enjoys helping students find their self-expression through music. She's helped develop the careers of concert artists through the Van Cliburn Foundation's International Piano Competitions, and promoted classical concerts from Lang Lang to Yo-Yo Ma. At TopMusic, find her directing operations and content, and collecting Blackwing pencils.

TopMusic Announces Partnership with QMTA

by Emily Laney

QMTA and TopMusic partner to bring professional development offerings to Queensland area instrumental music teachers

02/25/2023 Read more

TopMusic Announces Partnership with VMTA

by Emily Laney

TopMusic announces partnership with VMTA for professional development opportunities

11/04/2022 Read more

10 Christmas Books Your Students Will Love, including Free Lead Sheets

by Emily Laney

10 Christmas Piano Books that Students Love, including a free one! The season for playing holiday music is officially here, and while you might rely on a handful of stock favourites, here are 10 student-approved choices to consider for Christmas. This article features short reviews on seasonal picks from composers around the world. You’ll find ... 10 Christmas Books Your Students Will Love, including Free Lead Sheets

08/31/2022 Read more

TopMusic Acquires PracticeHabits.co

by Emily Laney

PracticeHabits.co joins TopMusic

07/16/2022 Read more

First-Of-Its-Kind Global Guitar Teacher Meetup Announced by TopMusic

by Emily Laney

For Release: Global event for guitar teachers announced, 17-18 Oct.

10/12/2021 Read more

How to Prep for Your Best Music Lessons Yet with Janna Williamson

by Emily Laney

We’ve spoken with teacher Janna Williamson about her favourite music lesson planning tips to set students up for the best possible experiences and outcomes. (Also strong planning is key to not be eaten alive by your preschool students!) With these lesson planning tips from Janna, you can focus on being calm and present and avoid ... How to Prep for Your Best Music Lessons Yet with Janna Williamson

08/19/2021 Read more

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The Art of Tidying Up Your Space for Online Lessons

by Emily Laney

Put the joy back in your music teaching space by tidying up for online lessons!

11/29/2020 Read more

Not How I Was Taught! Your Ultimate Guide to Online Piano Teaching

by Emily Laney

Already teaching online but not sure it's going well? Consult our top tips

04/03/2020 Read more

Expert Roundup: Taking Piano Teaching Online for COVID-19

by Emily Laney

Here's an expert roundup for resources on teaching online during COVID-19

03/17/2020 Read more

Piano Pivot Live Conference Highlights: Part 2

by Emily Laney

Part Two highlights from Piano Pivot Live

02/15/2020 Read more

Conference Highlights: How I nearly missed the innovative teacher event of the year

by Emily Laney

High points from the first Piano Pivot Live conference

02/01/2020 Read more