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Introduction to Integrated Music Teaching

by Tim Topham

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

10/24/2022 Read more

How to Teach Guitar Online

by Michael Gumley

There are many reasons why a guitar teacher might make the decision to start teaching live online guitar lessons, from in-person lessons not always being possible, to simply wanting to keep up with the changing world. No matter your reason for wanting to teach guitar online, you will also be faced with other daunting decisions, ... How to Teach Guitar Online

10/15/2022 Read more

How to Deliver the Best Online Guitar Lessons in 2022: Your Guide to Platforms & Teaching

by Michael Gumley

How To Deliver The Best Online Guitar Lessons It’s never been a better time to teach guitar online. With just a click of a button you can find ways to help you give the best online guitar lessons, and we’re here to break them down for you: Online platforms that are perfect for teaching guitar ... How to Deliver the Best Online Guitar Lessons in 2022: Your Guide to Platforms & Teaching

10/01/2022 Read more

Special Needs Piano Teaching

by Tim Topham

Feel more confident today teaching for special needs, with our tips, classroom strategies, method advice and more

09/29/2022 Read more

Are you the piano coach or player?

by Nick Ambrosino

Back in the beginning of my career I used to set weekly goals for my students. I’d write them in their assignment books and at the following lesson, would go down the list, checking if they had completed their assignments. I thought that’s what it meant to be a responsible teacher… Until one day, a ... Are you the piano coach or player?

09/06/2022 Read more

What I’ve learnt from asking more questions in music lessons

by Tim Topham

Since the start of this year, I made a commitment to ask more questions in my teaching. And not just questions for the sake of them, but effective questions that challenge students to think. Questions that are suited to each student and give them more ownership of the lesson and their playing. As a great side benefit, ... What I’ve learnt from asking more questions in music lessons

09/05/2022 Read more
 

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5 Things I Wish I Was Told When I Started Teaching Piano

by Wendy Brentnall-Wood

So it’s finally happened. You’ve got your very first piano student and things are about to get real. It doesn’t matter whether that first student is a friend of the family, a relative or a total stranger, you will still most likely be feeling a little overwhelmed. You have so much knowledge to impart onto ... 5 Things I Wish I Was Told When I Started Teaching Piano

08/31/2022 Read more

4 Ways You Can Make More Money Teaching Piano in Fewer Hours

by Nicola Cantan

Make More Money Teaching Piano Are you looking to make more money for the same teaching hours? Or teaching fewer hours? Aren’t we all! In this article, I want to share 4 ideas with you that could help you do just that. I talk more about these formats and even more options in the new Make ... 4 Ways You Can Make More Money Teaching Piano in Fewer Hours

3 Different Ways Your Students Can Learn Piano Music

by Rebecca Singerman-Knight

Do you teach by rote, by ear or by reading?

27 Easy Chord Progressions for Your Piano Students

by Tim Topham

Here are 27 easy chord progressions to inspire your students.

2017 in Review: Teaching Chords and Piano Pop Music

by Tim Topham

It’s that time of the year – December is upon us and everyone is looking forward to a break. Piano teachers, you’ve deserved it! All those countless hours of teaching, planning, personal development and even travelling and it’s almost time to switch off for a few weeks. To celebrate an amazing year here on topmusic.co, ... 2017 in Review: Teaching Chords and Piano Pop Music

20 Creative Ways to Start a Piano Lesson

by Tim Topham

If you’d like some ideas about different ways to start a piano lesson, then today’s post is for you. While we all know that routine can be great for some students, I like to mix things up every now and then. It keeps students on their toes and starting a lesson with something creative is a ... 20 Creative Ways to Start a Piano Lesson