Piano Teaching Topics

​Looking for support, resources and strategies on particular topics in your teaching? 

Each month on the blog, we focus on a different theme to help you get the most out of your teaching.

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Why Piano Teachers Need A Mission Statement
Mission statements. You probably associate these with large corporations. You picture a big group of people sitting around a large[...]
5 No-Prep Music Games For Your Music Lessons
Music games can be an absolute game-changer in music lessons. They can turn wiggling students into focused students. They can[...]
3 Reasons To Play Games To START Your Music Lessons
When you think about playing music games in your lessons, you possibly think about leaving them until the end of[...]
7 Reasons To Play Music Games During Your Lessons
Do you have a student (or students) who cause your stress levels to rise? Maybe they're the ones who are[...]
How to Use Music Theory Games to Get Real Results
Do you use music theory games in your lessons? If so, when do you use them? As a break when[...]
10 Ways Creativity Helps Music Teachers And Students
You've probably heard us talk a lot about creativity when it comes to music lessons. But have you ever stopped[...]
A Piano Teacher’s Guide To Piano Method Books
"Which method book am I going to use?" This is probably one of the first questions you asked yourself when[...]
How to Teach Creatively Using a Piano Method Book
When you have a brand new beginner piano student, what do you do? Do you crack open a method book[...]
Teaching Music Lessons In 2023
Think back to when you first start taking instrument lessons. Whether that was over 30 years ago, 20, 10, or[...]
Introducing The PRESTO Framework
Over the last few years, we've been working on an exciting undertaking at TopMusic- developing our very own Certification Program.[...]
The Best Aural Piano Activities for Absolute Beginner Piano Students
Forget about cadences, inversions and singing “here comes the bride” to remind about intervals. Today we’re talking about aural piano[...]
The Real Reason Teens are Quitting Piano – Part 1
Are Your Teens Quitting Piano? Here’s how to motivate them: Is it just me or is it getting harder to[...]
How Teaching My Piano Students To Play By Ear Changed My Life
Let me tell you a story. It's about how I saved hours of work every week. It's also about how[...]
9 Reasons Why Playing Lead Sheets is Essential for Piano Students
Playing lead sheets is an essential skill for musicians. It's no secret that at TopMusic we are all for teaching[...]
Lead Sheets: A Piano Teacher’s Guide
Lead sheets. These words fill some teachers will joy, and others with dread. And some think, "Lead what?!" With more[...]
Teaching Slash Chords To Your Piano Students
Slash chords. They're those confusing-looking chord symbols you find on lead sheets. They look like G/B C/E Am/C If you're[...]
Lead Sheets: Why You Should Teach Them To Your Piano Students
If your students want to take their skills to the next level, playing from lead sheets can be a great[...]
Tips For Group Guitar Lessons (I Wish I Knew These When I First Started Teaching!)
Are you thinking about teaching group guitar lessons in your studio but not sure how to get started? I have[...]
Group Lessons: A Piano Teacher’s Guide
Group piano lessons are a fantastic addition to your studio. Not only do they bring a "social" element to piano[...]