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TC268: Can PracticeSpace Motivate Your Students to Practice? with Robert Miller and Chris Mallett

by Tim Topham

Do you find yourself dealing with the perennial problem of students not practising? In this episode, music teachers and business owners, Christopher Mallett and Robert Miller, will share one gamification app that can help get your students to practice more effectively and more often. Using decades worth of teaching experience, the duo designed and founded ... TC268: Can PracticeSpace Motivate Your Students to Practice? with Robert Miller and Chris Mallett

03/04/2022 Read more

TC223: Is “Practice” killing your studio business? with Danny Thompson (archives)

by Tim Topham

Practice and music lessons: they go hand in hand. But what if your students are quietly quitting over it? Danny Thompson unpacks this hot topic on this show today from our archives. Find out why Danny’s approach from the beginning is not about emphasizing practice and what he says to new families instead to get ... TC223: Is “Practice” killing your studio business? with Danny Thompson (archives)

01/08/2021 Read more

TC189: 5 Tips for Teaching Piano to Teens

by Tim Topham

What does it take to become the go-to piano teacher for teenagers? In this episode, I’m giving you my 5 tips for teaching piano to teens. Most of my tips are actually relevant to teaching students of other ages, too – including adults. I cover strategies you can use to approach teaching piano to teens ... TC189: 5 Tips for Teaching Piano to Teens

05/08/2020 Read more

Lessons I’ve Learned From 150 Creative Piano Teaching Podcasts

by Tim Topham

Top themes learned from five years of podcasts, part 1

03/07/2020 Read more

CPTP122: The Motivation Equation with Samantha Coates (Part 1)

by Tim Topham

Motivating students to practice is a big topic for piano teachers. In fact, it’s probably the biggest one. Tackling this area is no small undertaking, and I’m delighted to welcome Samantha Coates to the podcast to talk us through it. In this three-part series Samantha is unpacking motivation and parent education, and what leads to ... CPTP122: The Motivation Equation with Samantha Coates (Part 1)

03/16/2018 Read more