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The TopCast airs weekly on Fridays at 11am Eastern. You can find us on your favourite podcast player app, Stitcher and Spotify.

TC266: Is classical music dying? A chat with Benjamin Zander
How will future generations experience and value classical music? In this episode, world-renowned conductor Benjamin Zander of the Boston Philharmonic[...]
TC265: How Music can Change a Grieving Heart with Leila Viss
Our good friend Leila Viss, known to many of you as an inspirational piano teacher and speaker, joins us to[...]
TC264: When your role as a teacher is threatened
As a teacher, it is so inevitable to get that one student who makes you rethink your role as a[...]
TC263: Building Trust and Connection with All Our Students with Gloria Tham-Haines
Music brings out our student's creativity and expressive potential. But when students experience frustration or trauma or stress, we often[...]
TC262: TopMusicGuitar Unearthed with Tim and Michael
We are so excited to share the latest and biggest update at for 2021 - the launch of TopMusicGuitar.[...]
TC261: Managing Individual Learning in Group Lessons with Melanie Bowes
In this episode, Nicola Cantan takes over the podcast to introduce us to Melanie Bowes and the wonderful world of[...]
TC260: How to Make Exams a Positive Experience with the Music Teacher’s Board
We all know the dread that can come with exams. Today, guests Mark and Nav from Music Teachers Board in[...]
TC259: Developing innovative music teaching with Noteflight & John Mlynczak
In this episode, we are going to talk about one of my favorite online music notation softwares, Noteflight, with John[...]
TC258: Composer Spotlight with Kevin Olson
We're joined this week by none other than one of the best-loved jazz educational composers today, Kevin Olson. Kevin brings[...]
TC257: How to save your sanity creating weekly lesson plans with Rosemarie Penner
Creating weekly lesson plans can be stressful during lessons, and can eat up your valuable planning time, too. Rosemarie Penner[...]

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