There is so much in the TopMusicPro academy. I liked the forums in particular. It is a friendly place where you can get help when you are stuck with something. I am going to work on my own music education now because I have the time for it. TopMusicPro is just a really nice resource.
- Defined her place in the market
- Helped her to establish a successful music studio
- Gained access to interesting ideas for teaching
- Successfully transitioned to online lessons
How TopMusicPro helped Anita take on the challenges of owning and operating a music studio
- A supportive and active online community
- A large catalogue of teaching resources
- Tips and ideas from industry leaders
- Help and advice tailored to you
What was your life like before TopMusicPro?
My name is Anita Elise Kohli and I teach piano lessons in Navi Mumbai, India. I have been teaching here for six years full-time and four years part-time. I own my own studio, and I am the only teacher.
When I moved to Navi Mumbai it was a completely undeveloped market. I had to stretch myself to meet different student groups because I did not know which one would actually be a good fit and which market I should try to teach.
I had to try everything from preschoolers to adults, even students who had no background in music at all. Prior to TopMusicPro, I got a lot of information from Facebook groups. It involved a lot of searching and time spent online.
What changed for you after working with TopMusicPro?
TopMusicPro kept me studying and motivated. It was amazing and made me rethink my priorities. It made a huge difference in the resources I have for my teaching, and in giving me time and mental space.
My teaching business is really different now in the sense that I have students who are genuinely interested in learning and are excited about music.
The idea that a teacher should pursue music comprehension is an important lesson I have learned. Students should understand chords and understand the music they are playing.
What are your favourite resources from TopMusicPro?
There are so many webinars and so many discussion topics on TopMusicPro which I have found valuable.
The second thing is the tremendous tech support that I had when I started teaching online. There were definitely moments of panic! I do not think I could have done it without TopMusicPro.
The different ideas about bringing pop teaching into classical teaching, and the exposure to those ideas at TopMusicPro really made a difference for me.
Is TopMusicPro worth the investment?
TopMusicPro is 100% worth the investment. If I had not joined TopMusicPro I would be struggling desperately and hunting for resources all over the place. I am so glad that I have it.
Would you recommend TopMusicPro?
I would recommend TopMusicPro because it has made such a tremendous impact on the way I think about teaching and studio organisation.
TopMusicPro keeps your mind open when you have so many ideas. It makes me take on challenges head on without fear of getting stuck. I look at those things knowing there will be a way to overcome anything in my way.