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Don’t miss online music business training from Wendy Stevens!

by Tim Topham

Need help with the business aspects of your studio? I just wanted to let you know that Wendy Stevens, one of my favourite teachers and bloggers from the USA, has just opened-up registrations for two online training events to help you run your piano teaching studio more effectively. The events will be run as 90-minute ... Don’t miss online music business training from Wendy Stevens!

04/28/2015 Read more

How to earn more money from your music teaching business | eBook review

by Tim Topham

You've got a website, right? If you really want to compete in the 21st Century as a piano teacher, you need a regularly-maintained and informative studio website and you need to know how to market yourself in the online world. This is the subject of a great ebook by UK-based teacher, Martyn Croson called How to ... How to earn more money from your music teaching business | eBook review

04/22/2015 Read more

How to find new piano students | Part 2: Strategies, Tools and Methods

by Doug Hanvey

This is the second in a 2-part series by guest blogger, Doug Hanvey, about how to market your studio and find new piano students. Part One discussed how to set up a quick marketing strategy. Did you get your free infographic from the last post? Check it out here. Introduction In Part One, I discussed ... How to find new piano students | Part 2: Strategies, Tools and Methods

03/23/2015 Read more

My ten tips for how to become a viral YouTube star – Valentina Lisitsa

by Tim Topham

Like thousands of pianists and teachers out there, I’ve long been inspired by the remarkable talent and story that is Valentina Lisitsa. Valentina is a Ukranian-born pianist who struggled for years to get any kind of performance gigs despite being prodigiously talented: In 2007 the brilliant Ukrainian pianist found her career was floundering. The concert ... My ten tips for how to become a viral YouTube star – Valentina Lisitsa

03/21/2015 Read more

How to Find New Piano Students | Part 1: The Marketing Plan

by Doug Hanvey

Are you a new teacher looking to build your piano studio? Or have you recently lost a few students who’ve graduated or moved on? Perhaps you’d like to expand your already-thriving studio and hire other teachers to help. Whatever your situation, if you’re on the lookout for new students to build your business, then this series ... How to Find New Piano Students | Part 1: The Marketing Plan

03/17/2015 Read more

The best digital piano action? Roland FP Series

by Tim Topham

I find it really valuable to have a second piano in the studio and prefer a digital as it gives me the opportunity of accompanying students with other instrument sounds, rhythms, drums, etc. and allows me my own time to practice with headphones if required (late night cramming!!). But what digital piano should you buy? ... The best digital piano action? Roland FP Series

05/09/2012 Read more
 

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How to Earn Sheet Music Rebates with Sheetmusicplus

by Tim Topham

What are Sheet Music Rebates? I’m sure most of you are aware of the excellent array of music available both in print and download format from www.sheetmusicplus.com, however, are you aware that you can actually benefit from your students’ purchases through the website via their “Easy Rebates” program? When I have sheet music recommendations for ... How to Earn Sheet Music Rebates with Sheetmusicplus

11/15/2011 Read more

Free piano teaching ads with Gumtree

by Tim Topham

Forget newspaper classifieds (does anyone read them anymore?). Forget advertising through your local primary school and forget the local paper! If you are looking to build your studio numbers and you are based in Australia, www.gumtree.com.au is a great place to advertise your services. And it’s free! When I first started teaching, I found all my ... Free piano teaching ads with Gumtree

08/18/2011 Read more

Where to Buy Pianos and Keyboards

by Tim Topham

Looking to buy or rent a piano for your child? I have designed the following post to be of reference predominantly to the parents of my students who are contemplating buying or hiring a new piano or digital keyboard. I’ve been excited by how many parents have asked me about this in the last 6 ... Where to Buy Pianos and Keyboards

06/04/2011 Read more