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27 Easy Chord Progressions for Your Piano Students

by Tim Topham

Here are 27 easy chord progressions to inspire your students.

08/31/2022 Read more

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

2017 in Review: Webinars, Courses and More

by Tim Topham

Let’s keep looking back at 2017 in our review series. Today, we take a look at the free piano webinars we ran during the year. If you missed out on one, you can still catch a webinar replay by registering. Head to this page to find out how. Also, why not catch up on our ... 2017 in Review: Webinars, Courses and More

2017 in Review: Our Top 10 Blog Posts

by Sean Wales

Our Most Read Articles During 2017, we published a lot of posts on the blog – you would be forgiven for missing a few. So, we have made things easy with today’s blog article. We have put together the posts that our community read the most. These are blog posts that were published in 2017 ... 2017 in Review: Our Top 10 Blog Posts

08/29/2022 Read more

Teaching Teens and Transfer Students Course

by Barbara

support@topmusic.co GET ACCESS How to motivate, inspire and retain your teen & transfer studentsLEARN TO BUILD A FRAMEWORK FOR teaching energising, rewarding and fun lessons for your teen and transfer students  FREEwith TopMusicPro Studio Membership What's your biggest struggle when teaching teens and transfers?"Motivating them to practise is always an issue""Retaining my students - they ... Teaching Teens and Transfer Students Course

05/27/2020 Read more

TC188: Inspiring Students with Interest-Based Learning with Tony Parlapiano

by Tim Topham

Learn about the high-retention method Tony Parlapiano developed using interest-based learning and popMATICS

05/01/2020 Read more
 

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Lessons I’ve Learned From 150 Creative Piano Teaching Podcasts

by Tim Topham

Top themes learned from five years of podcasts, part 1

03/07/2020 Read more

Teach Christmas Carols with No Book Lead Sheets

by Tim Topham

Inspire your students this Christmas with carols.

11/14/2019 Read more

CPTP171: How to Teach Piano Songwriting with Lisa Donovan Lukas [FREE DOWNLOAD]

by Tim Topham

Have you thought about incorporating songwriting into your students’ piano lessons but just don’t know how or where to start?  Lisa Donovan Lukas, author of The Young Musician’s guide to Songwriting shares valuable lessons from her book on her process to encourage both teachers and students to use their creativity and explore songwriting. Aside from ... CPTP171: How to Teach Piano Songwriting with Lisa Donovan Lukas [FREE DOWNLOAD]

10/04/2019 Read more

How to Create a Piano Lead Sheet from Any Song

by Tim Topham

Get inspired with piano lead sheets!

10/01/2019 Read more

CPTP170: How one teacher makes $100,000+ teaching online with Brent Vaartstra

by Tim Topham

Have you ever wished you could get into teaching online? Not just Skype or Facetime lessons but actually with passive income streams that mean you’re not trading time for money? That’s exactly what Brent Vaartstra has done and now he helps other musicians and music teachers do the same. Brent started out with a simple ... CPTP170: How one teacher makes $100,000+ teaching online with Brent Vaartstra

08/16/2019 Read more

CPTP169: A chat with Musiclock creator Perttu Pölönen

by Tim Topham

MusiClock is one of my favourite apps. I use it in my lessons to make scales more interesting and to provide backing tracks for improvisations. I’m delighted to have its creator on the show today, Perttu Pölönen. Not only has Perttu created this fantastic app (at only 24!) he’s also working on a whole method ... CPTP169: A chat with Musiclock creator Perttu Pölönen

08/09/2019 Read more