What can you learn from a 16-year old piano teacher about teaching, blogging, marketing, composing, selling and running a studio with 30 students?
My guest today is 16-year old Alexa Madison who is a young piano teacher and budding composer moving her way up in piano teaching and business.
She has successfully built a business not only teaching piano, but also selling resources and original compositions to fellow teachers as well. She has grown a social media following and has a blog where she shares her teaching ideas to allow other teachers to benefit from her experiences.
There is so much to learn from this young woman and I’m pretty excited to share her story with you in this episode of the Creative Piano Teaching Podcast. So listen in and enjoy this inspiring show with Alexa Madison.
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Tim Topham is the founder and director of TopMusic. Tim hosts the popular TopCast show, blogs regularly at topmusic.co and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as pedagogy, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, California Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.