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Why the Traditional Approach to Teaching Guitar is Bad for Your Students

by Michael Gumley

Music teaching is one of the oldest known professions in history. And although we have come a long way since the Middle Ages, unfortunately the method in which music is taught hasn’t changed all that much. Traditionally, musicians were hired by the nobility to perform pieces for entertainment and ceremonies of the court and church ... Why the Traditional Approach to Teaching Guitar is Bad for Your Students

08/04/2022 Read more

#013: Building an Empire – The Genesis of the G4 Guitar Method with David Hart

by Michael Gumley

David Hart is a guitar teacher and businessman who has built his business around group lessons and his brand, G4 Guitar Method. In this episode, David covers the ups and downs of teaching and provides valuable tips for other guitar teachers in this podcast. He shares the inspiring story of how he started and how ... #013: Building an Empire – The Genesis of the G4 Guitar Method with David Hart

07/15/2022 Read more

CPTP151: Motivating Music Theory with Glory St. Germain

by Tim Topham

Glory St. Germain is the creator of Ultimate Music Theory, a Registered Music Teacher, sought-after clinician and a Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner (NLP). She is really passionate about taking the “blah” out of music theory teaching. If you thinking that music theory has to be boring and dry – you need to listen to this show. Glory gave us so ... CPTP151: Motivating Music Theory with Glory St. Germain

03/02/2019 Read more

How to Keep Young Piano Students Focused and Inspired

by Melanie Bowes

Keeping young piano students on focus in group lessons can be a challenge.

01/09/2019 Read more

5 Tips to Help You Convert to Group Piano Lessons

by Marie Lee

  Today, we welcome group piano teaching expert Marie Lee. Marie has years of experience teaching group lessons and has been such a wonderful resource for piano teachers around the world. We are so appreciative to have Marie here with us today to share us her top tips on converting to group piano teaching.  At the ... 5 Tips to Help You Convert to Group Piano Lessons

09/19/2017 Read more

Beyond the Piano: How to Teach Group Ensemble Classes

by Andrew Bishko, Musical U

Piano, with its polyphonic ability to be self-sufficient, tends to be taught as a solo instrument. Even in piano group classes, the typical set-up is a room full of soloists. But a roomful of pianos does not reflect the music your students typically hear and listen to. In all popular and folk styles, the piano ... Beyond the Piano: How to Teach Group Ensemble Classes

09/13/2017 Read more
 

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Group Piano Lessons: Engaging Music Students in the Sharing Age

by Tim Topham

What are the benefits of teaching group piano lessons for your students, and your business? What are some different ways to actually do it? This month, we delve into group piano lessons. Enjoy!

09/04/2017 Read more

TTTV043: Building Impact and Income with David Cutler

by Tim Topham

If you’ve been following the blog or podcast for any time at all, I’m sure you’ve heard of today’s guest. David Cutler wrote the indispensable book ‘The Savvy Music Teacher‘, that I recommend to any music teacher who’s looking to up their game. As David says, the world is changing. If you want to stand ... TTTV043: Building Impact and Income with David Cutler

05/27/2016 Read more

TTTV040: Scaling your Summer Camp with Jennifer Auerbach & Joshua Hawks

by Tim Topham

If you’re already running a successful Summer camp, you may be thinking about how to take it to the next level. The thought of scaling your Summer camp can be overwhelming, but if you want to reach more students, it might be the right choice for you. There are a lot of considerations when taking ... TTTV040: Scaling your Summer Camp with Jennifer Auerbach & Joshua Hawks

05/07/2016 Read more