Tim Topham is the founder and director of TopMusic. Tim hosts the popular Integrated Music Teaching Podcast, blogs regularly at topmusic.co and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as integrated teaching, creativity, 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.
306: What YOU think about Integrated Music Teaching Model
by Tim Topham
In today’s episode, I’m going share some of the feedback that we’ve been getting from all of you about the Integrated Music Teaching model that we’ve been sharing from episode number 300. I am also going to share integrated music teaching ideas from Mike Grande on rhythm and Dr. Anita Collins on Just in Time ... 306: What YOU think about Integrated Music Teaching Model
305: How to Teach Songwriting to Music Students with Simon Rushby
by Tim Topham
Today, we’re going to unpack our brand new, 9-module course, The Complete Guide to Songwriting, and meet the creator and instructor, Simon Rushby. He has written songs that have charted for artists in Europe and Asia. His compositions have been used worldwide for TV shows and commercials. As a performer, Simon remains busy as a ... 305: How to Teach Songwriting to Music Students with Simon Rushby
In today’s episode, we continue to talk about the Integrated Music Teaching method. We are going to let you hear some integrations in actual lessons that I’ve taught. I thought this would be really instructive for those of you who are still wondering how this actually looks and sounds in a lesson. How to teach ... 303: Integrated Music Teaching in Action
302: 3 Steps to Teaching an Integrated Music Lesson
by Tim Topham
In today’s episode, we’re going to unpack the 3-step process on how to teach an integrated music lesson in your studio. Integrated music teaching is based on expanding and deepening your students’ connection to repertoire, so this 3-step process is all based around the repertoire that the student is already learning. Have a listen as ... 302: 3 Steps to Teaching an Integrated Music Lesson
This is the first post in a 4-part series on Integrated Music Teaching. Introduction About 10 years ago, I realised that there was something very different about my music teaching compared to other teachers. It became obvious when I’d take make-up lessons, masterclasses and mock exams with other teachers’ students, and I’d ask the students ... Introduction to Integrated Music Teaching
Our exploration on integrated music teaching starts with an overview of the three pillars, which will provide the foundation for you to successfully use this approach in your own teaching. We will explore student first or student-centered teaching, multimodal assessment and questions that build curiosity. And we will look at ways that you can implement ... 301: The 3 Pillars of Integrated Music Teaching
I can’t believe it’s been 300 episodes since I started this podcast! Looking back at the first episode until this one, so much has changed for the better. I’m thrilled to be sharing two announcements on today’s podcast, which is a culmination of all these years of learning and growing as a music educator, and ... 300: Integrated Music Teaching
TC298: How Multi-Level Group Teaching Works with Dorla Aparicio
by Tim Topham
In this episode, my guest Dorla Aparicio discusses the benefits of multi-level group teaching. She shares with us how she introduced it into her piano studio and what steps were involved. She talks about how to approach it with students and her methods for keeping students engaged despite their age and skill level. Dorla also ... TC298: How Multi-Level Group Teaching Works with Dorla Aparicio
TC297: Embracing Special Needs Teaching with Selena Pistoresi (August 2020)
by Tim Topham
Today’s special episode is a rebroadcast of TopCast Episode 204. Listen in as Selena Pistoresi joins us and we unpack an often misunderstood area of teaching – special needs teaching from the viewpoint of respecting neurodiversity and presuming the competence of students. Selena is going to share practical, ready-to-implement strategies that you can adopt to ... TC297: Embracing Special Needs Teaching with Selena Pistoresi (August 2020)
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