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Best Student Duets with Just 5-fingers from Diabelli

by Tim Topham

  If you haven’t yet introduced the duets of Anton Diabelli to your teaching studio, you are missing out on some of the best student duets for beginner and intermediate students. In fact, as long as students can read a 5-finger position in C Major, they can at least play the first couple of these pieces. ... Best Student Duets with Just 5-fingers from Diabelli

08/29/2022 Read more

7 Ways to Add Character to Your Piano Lessons

by Laura Gabrielson

Activities that will keep your piano students engaged... and won't cost you more time or money.

07/21/2022 Read more

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by Sarah Buckley

03/28/2022 Read more

TC263: Building Trust and Connection with All Our Students with Gloria Tham-Haines

by Tim Topham

Music brings out our student’s creativity and expressive potential. But when students experience frustration or trauma or stress, we often encounter different responses. What is the role that music teachers play in this situation? How do we make ourselves aware of our actions? Stress and trauma can affect our students, which then affects us, too. ... TC263: Building Trust and Connection with All Our Students with Gloria Tham-Haines

10/15/2021 Read more

TC260: How to Make Exams a Positive Experience with the Music Teacher’s Board

by Tim Topham

We all know the dread that can come with exams. Today, guests Mark and Nav from Music Teachers Board in the UK explain a potential way to make exams positive and a more pleasant experience for students. Mark and Nav break down the options that come with exams through MTB using technology, examiner training, and ... TC260: How to Make Exams a Positive Experience with the Music Teacher’s Board

09/24/2021 Read more

TC259: Developing innovative music teaching with Noteflight & John Mlynczak

by Tim Topham

In this episode, we are going to talk about one of my favorite online music notation softwares, Noteflight, with John Mylnczak. We’re going to unpack the Noteflight and SoundCheck softwares – its benefits, features, and how it can you can use it in your own studio. If you are looking for a music notation app ... TC259: Developing innovative music teaching with Noteflight & John Mlynczak

09/17/2021 Read more
 

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TC255: Part Two: Teaching Guitar with the 80/20 Pareto Principle with Michael Gumley

by Tim Topham

This episode is part two of a three-part podcast series with our TopMusicPro Guitar head, Michael Gumley. Michael has shared tons of wisdom in this episode on teaching students, setting goals, getting engagement, managing money and so much more. In fact, our conversation had so much goodness that I had to listen to it a ... TC255: Part Two: Teaching Guitar with the 80/20 Pareto Principle with Michael Gumley

08/20/2021 Read more

TC250: Creative Piano Mashups with Rebecca Singerman-Knight

by Tim Topham

With COVID and lockdown, a lot of teachers and students have been faced with the challenge of learning online. Teachers, especially, have had to think of ways to make online lessons more fun and engaging. In this episode, Rebecca Singerman-Knight, shares how she did this through her Lockdown Mashups activity with her students which has ... TC250: Creative Piano Mashups with Rebecca Singerman-Knight

07/16/2021 Read more

TC247: It’s Just a Job! with Rachel King

by Tim Topham

Have you ever felt that sense of dread or burnout over teaching? Well, today’s member spotlight really shines a light on this feeling that we all have from time to time. Rachel King had these negative feelings for quite a while but, thankfully, found a way out of it which is what she shares in ... TC247: It’s Just a Job! with Rachel King

06/25/2021 Read more

TC242: Understanding Dyslexia: How teaching language relates to teaching music with Becki Laurent

by Tim Topham

Did you know that 1 in 5 people in the USA have dyslexia? So, if you’ve got 20 students, the odds are pretty high that at least four are dyslexic. Therefore, understanding dyslexia is an important tool to have. In today’s episode, Becki Laurent joins us to talk about how we can better reach our ... TC242: Understanding Dyslexia: How teaching language relates to teaching music with Becki Laurent

05/21/2021 Read more

TC238: Member Spotlight: Roslyn Walters on Creative Composition

by Tim Topham

In this episode, I’m bringing on one of our TopMusicPro members, Roslyn Walters, to talk about how she is using ideas, lessons and strategies from TopMusicPro in her own teaching. We specifically focus on how she ingeniously integrated our Creativity Kickstarter lessons to teach and explore creative composition and improvisation to her students. Roslyn has ... TC238: Member Spotlight: Roslyn Walters on Creative Composition

04/23/2021 Read more

TC237: Solving Makeup Lessons Once and for All with Laura and Dave from LessonMate

by Tim Topham

Have you ever been frustrated about makeup lessons? There are a variety of ways teachers handle makeup lessons from not offering them at all to having to take extra hours planning them. Laura and Dave have solved make-up lessons once and for all!  Today, my guests Dave and Laura of LessonMate will give you strategies ... TC237: Solving Makeup Lessons Once and for All with Laura and Dave from LessonMate

04/16/2021 Read more