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Finding Balance between Piano Teaching and Family

by Rosemarie Penner

How would you answer this? Which comes first - piano clients or your family?

09/19/2020 Read more

Working with Special Needs Students – One Teacher’s Perspective

by Cathy Hirata

Learn one teacher's encouraging perspective about teaching special needs students

08/19/2020 Read more

Product Review: Rock Out Loud Live

by Ian Belloso

Review: Rock Out Loud Live for online lessons

08/06/2020 Read more

Take it Easy – The Benefits of Accessible Piano Music

by Liz Craig

Find the hidden joy in teaching accessible piano music (which just might improve retention as well!)

07/07/2020 Read more

Introducing TopMusicPro Lite Membership

by Nicola Cantan

Ultra-short on time? When you need pro-level tools and tips in to-go size servings, look at TopMusicPro Lite level.

06/12/2020 Read more

TC194: Hone Piano Technique at tonebase, the Masterclass.com for Music Teachers with Ben Laude

by Tim Topham

Today we'll explore learning piano technique at tonebase from the top musical minds.

 

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A Piano Teacher’s Guide to Transfer Students 

by Sara Campbell

Make sure you don't miss these three crucial steps to hitting it off with your new piano transfer student.

05/31/2020 Read more

Teaching Teens and Transfer Students Course

by Barbara

support@topmusic.co GET ACCESS How to motivate, inspire and retain your teen & transfer students LEARN 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 ... Teaching Teens and Transfer Students Course

05/27/2020 Read more

TC191: Jennifer Foxx on Online Summer Camp Programs

by Tim Topham

In some parts of the world, seasonal camps season is upon us, but what does it look like running online summer music camps?  Jennifer Foxx, a Top Music Pro expert teacher and owner of Music Educator Resources, talks to us about running great online summer camps for your piano students. If you’ve never thought about ... TC191: Jennifer Foxx on Online Summer Camp Programs

05/22/2020 Read more

Teens Quitting Piano: Surprising Reasons You Need to Know

by Tim Topham

Is it just me or is it getting harder to stop teens quitting piano lessons? No one has any time, teens are more stressed than they were ten years ago, and practice always takes a back seat to everything else that’s going on. Teacher: “So how did your practice go this week, Luke?” Luke: “I ... Teens Quitting Piano: Surprising Reasons You Need to Know

05/20/2020 Read more

TC190: Inspiring and Motivating Teens with Jerald Simon

by Tim Topham

Learn about inspiring and motivating teen students from the teacher who saved 100 students from quitting piano for good - Jerald Simon.

05/15/2020 Read more

TC189: 5 Tips for Teaching Piano to Teens

by Tim Topham

What does it take to become the go-to piano teacher for teenagers? In this episode, I’m giving you my 5 tips for teaching piano to teens. Most of my tips are actually relevant to teaching students of other ages, too – including adults. I cover strategies you can use to approach teaching piano to teens ... TC189: 5 Tips for Teaching Piano to Teens

05/08/2020 Read more