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.
Preparing For Performance Success
by Tim Topham
Preparing students for a performance or an exam is a lengthy process. From setting goals and establishing a purpose to preparing students for the unexpected, there’s much to consider.
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?
When you have a brand new beginner piano student, what do you do? Do you crack open a method book and start working through the book from the very first lesson? Or do you encourage your students to be creative? Inspire them to explore the piano and make music. A fantastic way to do just ... How to Teach Creatively Using a Piano Method Book
Are Your Teens Quitting Piano? Here’s how to motivate them: Is it just me or is it getting harder to stop teens quitting piano lessons? No one has any time, every after-school minute is jam-packed with activities, and despite the costs and logistics of piano lessons, practice always takes a back seat to everything else ... The Real Reason Teens are Quitting Piano – Part 1
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