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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 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

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
 

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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

15 Reasons Parents Reject the Switch to Online Lessons, and How You Can Win Them Back

by Ekanem Ebinne

What can you do when parents reject online lessons?

04/18/2020 Read more

Not How I Was Taught! Your Ultimate Guide to Online Piano Teaching

by Emily Laney

Already teaching online but not sure it's going well? Consult our top tips

04/03/2020 Read more

Expert Roundup: Taking Piano Teaching Online for COVID-19

by Emily Laney

Here's an expert roundup for resources on teaching online during COVID-19

03/17/2020 Read more

Quick Wins for Teaching Advanced Piano Technique

by Tim Topham

Get quick tips on how to teach advanced piano technique.

01/14/2020 Read more

CPTP178: Running Music Camps and Holiday Workshops in Australia [Case Study]

by Tim Topham

Are you open to the idea of exploring the world of music camps and holiday workshops in your area? Do you want to know what it takes to set these up? My guest today, Sofie Arhontoulis, has been a piano teacher in South Australia since 1994, teaching in schools and in her private studio, Saili ... CPTP178: Running Music Camps and Holiday Workshops in Australia [Case Study]

11/22/2019 Read more