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Alternative Teaching Method: Whole Body Learning

by Tim Topham

Have you ever encountered Whole Body Learning? It’s an approach to teaching developed by Paul Myatt, the creator of ForteMusic and Piano Teaching Success. In this article, written by Paul Myatt himself, we’re going to skim the surface of this teaching approach. Looking for TopMusicMag? It’s at the bottom of this article! Table of Contents: ... Alternative Teaching Method: Whole Body Learning

06/19/2024 Read more

Student-Centered Music Lessons

by Tim Topham

Student-centered is one of the four TopMusic Teaching Pillars: But what exactly is it? And why should you be teaching student-centered music lessons? Table of Contents What Is Student-Centered Teaching? Put simply, it’s when the student plays a vital role in decisions regarding their musical education. Rather than you making decisions for them, it’s making ... Student-Centered Music Lessons

05/20/2024 Read more

What Is Integrated Music Teaching?

by Georgina Wilson

Integrated Music Teaching is at the heart of everything at TopMusic. But what exactly is it? We sat down with the main man himself, Tim Topham, to ask him. Table of Contents: Let’s start off strong. What IS Integrated Music Teaching? Integrated Music Teaching is a way of teaching that endeavors to always help music ... What Is Integrated Music Teaching?

05/13/2024 Read more

Teaching Beginner Piano Students with TopMusic

by Tim Topham

Teaching beginner piano students is a widely discussed topic. There are numerous online communities, courses, memberships, video tutorials, etc, etc… We wanted to pool our resources in one place so you can return when you need help and inspiration to teach beginner piano students. PLUS, you can download the FREE copy of the TopMusicMag: Teaching ... Teaching Beginner Piano Students with TopMusic

04/16/2024 Read more

Teaching Songwriting to Your Piano Students: A Q&A

by Tim Topham

how can you incorporate teaching songwriting into your piano lessons?

03/25/2024 Read more

Teaching Neurodivergent Students with TopMusic

by Georgina Wilson

Do you want to create a more inclusive music education for your students, but are unsure how to start?

01/25/2024 Read more

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Piano Teacher Goals for the New Year

by Georgina Wilson

Piano teacher goals tend to take a backseat behind student goals. Take this blog as a reminder to think about your year ahead and what you want to achieve!

01/02/2024 Read more

The Best Piano Teachers Do These 7 Things

by Georgina Wilson

Being the best piano teacher you can be isn't something that happens overnight. It's a continuous journey of growth and refinement. But how do you improve your skills and become a more effective and inspiring teacher?

12/11/2023 Read more

Is Professional Development Important For Piano Teachers?

by Georgina Wilson

Professional development for piano teachers is a topic that gets overlooked. People assume you already know how to play and teach the piano - is there any room for improvement?

12/04/2023 Read more

5 Reasons You Should Teach Advanced Piano Students

by Georgina Wilson

"Do you teach advanced piano students?" asks a prospective student. "I've just moved into town, and I'm looking for a teacher to help me prepare a piece for an audition." You hesitate; you don't tend to... but could you? You feel you'd be able to, but it's not something you've ever considered. Should you?

11/27/2023 Read more

Do You Ever Finish Learning The Piano?

by Georgina Wilson

Have you ever been asked by a student, "How long will it take for me to learn the piano?" Learning the piano is a lifelong journey. But why?

11/13/2023 Read more

Teaching Piano Technique To Advanced Students

by Tim Topham

Teaching advanced students piano technique can be a challenge. You know what to teach, but you don't know how to make it engaging and interesting.

10/30/2023 Read more