First-Of-Its-Kind Global Guitar Teacher Meetup Announced by TopMusic

For Release: Global event for guitar teachers announced, 17-18 Oct.

First-Of-Its-Kind Global Guitar Teacher Meetup Announced by TopMusic

For Immediate Release – contact Tim Topham,  tim (at)

MELBOURNE, Victoria, 12 October, 2021–TopMusicCo announces a first-of-its-kind global online meetup for professional guitar teachers on 18th October, 2021 at 11am Melbourne time, to launch its TopMusicGuitar program which supports guitar teaching globally.

Attendees can expect a free 1-hour live summit unpacking the latest trends, teaching essentials and lesson ideas to help students have more fun, stay motivated and keep learning with teachers for years.

“Ever since we started creating courses, videos, lesson plans and business training for piano teachers back in 2010, guitar teachers have been knocking on our door wondering when we will start helping them. Well, I’m excited to announce that, after months of planning, the time is now” said Tim Topham, founder of TopMusic.

“TopMusic’s programs aim to reduce the isolation instrumental teachers feel, upskill them in their teaching and support them with business training and strategic advice.”

“Very few instrumental teachers ever receive any formal business training, even though it’s critical to their success as a teacher,” he said. “Simple aspects like finding new students, knowing your numbers, building an online presence – teachers rarely get training in these areas. That’s where TopMusic comes in.”

The Global Guitar Teacher Meetup will be the first in a series of free online events for guitar teachers hosted by TopMusic’s Head of Guitar Michael Gumley in the coming months.

“At TopMusic, we’re really passionate about helping teachers level up their skills so that they can create a better learning experience for their students and contribute to a world where more people experience the joy of learning an instrument and can reflect positively upon their time taking lessons. We can’t wait to extend this opportunity to guitar teachers so that we can help them achieve this same mission.” Michael Gumley said.

Register: Teachers can register for the event at: at no cost.


DATE: Sunday, 17 October US / Monday, 18 October Melbourne
TIME: 8pm Eastern time US, or 11am in Melbourne
REPLAYS: Limited replays will be available


Event presenter, Tim Topham, founder,

Tim Topham

Tim Topham is founder and director of and host of the popular TopCast show. An international speaker, Tim blogs regularly and 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.

Event co-presenter, Michael Gumley, head of Guitar at TopMusic

Michael Gumley

Michael Gumley is owner and head teacher at Melbourne Guitar Academy, founder of Guitar Dojo Online virtual training platform, and Head of Guitar at TopMusic. Michael aims to share his passion and expertise for guitar with his students and fellow guitar teachers.


TopMusicCo advances online professional development, training and support for instrumental music teachers throughout the world.

Its mission is to nurture and develop the pedagogical and business skills of teachers so that they can inspire the next generation of musicians to enjoy a lifelong love of music.

Emily Laney

Emily Laney teaches piano privately in Texas, where she enjoys helping students find their self-expression through music. She's helped develop the careers of concert artists through the Van Cliburn Foundation's International Piano Competitions, and promoted classical concerts from Lang Lang to Yo-Yo Ma. At TopMusic, find her directing operations and content, and collecting Blackwing pencils.

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