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​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.

Click below to find out more: 

TC193: Leading a Performing Arts School Through COVID-19 and Beyond with Jeff Davison
Bedford Youth Performing Company co-founder Jeff Davison talks about leading a performing arts school through Covid-19 and beyond, on this[...]
A Piano Teacher’s Guide to Transfer Students 
This article on a piano teacher's guide to transfer students originally appeared in Piano Bench Mag issue 44, reprinted with[...]
TC191: Jennifer Foxx on Online Summer Camp Programs
In some parts of the world, seasonal camps season is upon us, but what does it look like running online[...]
Teens Quitting Piano: Surprising Reasons You Need to Know
Is it just me or is it getting harder to stop teens quitting piano lessons? No one has any time,[...]
TC190: Inspiring and Motivating Teens with Jerald Simon
Learn about inspiring and motivating teen piano students in this podcast episode. Jerald Simon of Music Motivation joins us in[...]
TC189: 5 Tips for Teaching Piano to Teens
What does it take to become the go-to piano teacher for teenagers? In this episode, I'm giving you my 5[...]
TC188: Inspiring Students with Interest-Based Learning with Tony Parlapiano
What if you created a studio experience where instead of lesson books, students study based on their preferences? In this[...]
15 Reasons Parents Reject the Switch to Online Lessons, and How You Can Win Them Back
Hopefully you're weathering this switch to teaching online well. But if parents reject online lessons (or you're afraid they might[...]
EXPERT ROUNDUP: Taking Piano Teaching Online for COVID-19
The teaching industry has redefined itself overnight. Many of us are now navigating a quick but necessary pivot to teaching[...]
TC181: Inside Philip Johnston’s $100m Dream Music Teaching Empire
If you had $100m to spend on designing, constructing and fitting out a dream music teaching empire, what would it[...]
Lessons I’ve Learned From 150 Creative Piano Teaching Podcasts, Part 1
What began in March 2015 as an experimental addition to my site, has become a favourite feature, showcasing leading music[...]
6 Ways to Save Time with Tonara in Your Piano Studio
Editor's Note: This post is a sponsored article, meaning the author has paid to have it featured on topmusic.co. Although it has[...]
Piano Pivot Live Conference Highlights: Part 2
In this Part Two look at the first Piano Pivot Live conference highlights, we explore some best-of-event ideas from industry[...]
CPTP Bonus Episode with Philip Johnston
Here's a special bonus episode to end the podcast season.  Special guest Philip Johnston discusses a thought experiment to kickstart[...]
CPTP180: Melody Bober in Conversation
Do you compose your own music? Do you explore music composition with your students? Composers truly bring me in awe[...]
CPTP179: Finding Flow and Conquering Performance Anxiety with Siskind and Chiu
How do you help yourself or your students deal with performance anxiety? It’s one of the things many teachers and[...]
CPTP178: Running Music Camps and Holiday Workshops in Australia [Case Study]
Are you open to the idea of exploring the world of music camps and holiday workshops in your area? Do[...]
Teach Christmas Carols with No Book Lead Sheets
A Fresh Take on Classics: Teach Christmas Carols from Lead Sheets When I look back on my childhood, carols were[...]
CPTP176: A Fireside Chat with Marvin Blickenstaff
What approach do you use in teaching your students, especially beginners? My guest on this podcast episode, Marvin Blickenstaff, is[...]