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308: From Exhausted to Excited – How Group Teaching has Given Christina Whitlock Her Time Back

by Tim Topham

We are talking all about transitioning to group teaching today with Christina Whitlock, the Beyond Measure Podcast host and TopMusicPro member. Christina just recently started her move to this new way of teaching and we’re going to hear all about her fresh and raw excitement on how she’s going with this change. If you’re thinking ... 308: From Exhausted to Excited – How Group Teaching has Given Christina Whitlock Her Time Back

12/09/2022 Read more

How to Streamline Your Music Lesson Planning (And Reclaim Your Own Time!)

by Rosemarie Penner

It might seem like lesson planning is just the domain of school teachers, but this isn’t the case. Music lesson planning is just as important in the music studio. So, how do you find a balance between the creativity of teaching an instrument and the structure of a well-designed program for each student? If we ... How to Streamline Your Music Lesson Planning (And Reclaim Your Own Time!)

11/25/2022 Read more

TC298: How Multi-Level Group Teaching Works with Dorla Aparicio

by Tim Topham

In this episode, my guest Dorla Aparicio discusses the benefits of multi-level group teaching. She shares with us how she introduced it into her piano studio and what steps were involved. She talks about how to approach it with students and her methods for keeping students engaged despite their age and skill level. Dorla also ... TC298: How Multi-Level Group Teaching Works with Dorla Aparicio

09/30/2022 Read more

TC294: Group Teaching QnA with Marie Lee, Melanie Bowes and Dorla Aparicio

by Tim Topham

For teachers looking for an alternative way to teach piano to students such as group teaching, this episode is for you! We are joined by three amazing guests, Marie Lee, Melanie Bowes, and Dorla Aparicio, who will be sharing their experiences on running group piano classes. Have a listen to our three guests as they ... TC294: Group Teaching QnA with Marie Lee, Melanie Bowes and Dorla Aparicio

09/02/2022 Read more

2017 in Review: Webinars, Courses and More

by Tim Topham

Let’s keep looking back at 2017 in our review series. Today, we take a look at the free piano webinars we ran during the year. If you missed out on one, you can still catch a webinar replay by registering. Head to this page to find out how. Also, why not catch up on our ... 2017 in Review: Webinars, Courses and More

08/31/2022 Read more

2017 in Review: Our Top 10 Blog Posts

by Sean Wales

Our Most Read Articles During 2017, we published a lot of posts on the blog – you would be forgiven for missing a few. So, we have made things easy with today’s blog article. We have put together the posts that our community read the most. These are blog posts that were published in 2017 ... 2017 in Review: Our Top 10 Blog Posts

08/29/2022 Read more
 

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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

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

How I Revitalized My Studio with Group Piano Teaching

by Janna Carlson

In today’s expert guest post, we hear from Inner Circle member and experienced piano teacher, Janna Carlson.  Janna has transitioned her studio into a highly successful group piano teaching program in just under one year. In this post, she shows us exactly how she got started. Take it away, Janna!  Career Crisis Three years ago, ... How I Revitalized My Studio with Group Piano Teaching

09/11/2017 Read more

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

How to Build and Run a Successful Travelling Music Lab

by Rosemarie Penner

Today we welcome an extremely informative guest post from Rosemarie Penner. She has transformed her piano teaching business through technology and travel.  By using iPads and other technology, Rosemarie has created a successful travelling music lab. Not sure what a travelling music lab is? I’ll let Rosemarie explain all that and more!  Be sure to ... How to Build and Run a Successful Travelling Music Lab

07/10/2017 Read more