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.
304: Building the Certificate of Integrated Music Teaching with Kimberly Swanson
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.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
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)
TC295: All About Synesthesia with TopMusicPro Member Kelly Jenkins
by Tim Topham
My guest, TopMusicPro member Kelly Jenkins, is a music educator, stage musical writer and arranger, owner of a hybrid studio just outside Boston, and a synesthete. In this episode, were going to talk about the wonders of synesthesia. We’ll unpack what it really is, how to spot it in our students if they have it ... TC295: All About Synesthesia with TopMusicPro Member Kelly Jenkins
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