Learn how you can make online teaching easier and more effective for you and your students. In this podcast episode, we dive deep into the unique teaching approach of Stephen Hughes who has been teaching piano online for a decade. He blends old and new methods of teaching with an emphasis on creativity and strategic practice. We’ll take a look today inside his virtual piano studio!
Stephen shares his teaching methods and tech stack to get you started with online teaching in no time. I, myself, learned something very interesting from this conversation. It just goes to say that whatever stage you’re at with online teaching, you’ll surely get valuable and simple tips, tricks, and advice in making your online lessons click.
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Stephen Hughes is a professional pianist, online piano teaching specialist and music technology trainer. He started teaching online a decade ago and went full time in 2018. His online abode is called the Virtual Piano Studio where he teaches a growing community of students in all ages and skill levels. His students come from all over the world, particularly in the U.S., China and Australia. Stephen holds a National Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) designation which is the highest honour a private music instructor can receive in teaching.
In conclusion, there are a lot of podcasts you could be tuning into today, and I’m grateful that you’ve chosen mine. Whether you’re at the gym, on the bike or in the car, I know that you and your students will get lots out of what you learn in the long run.
Just make sure you try out some of the ideas before they get lost in the business of your next lessons!
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Tim Topham is the founder and director of TopMusic. Tim hosts the popular TopCast show, blogs regularly at topmusic.co and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as pedagogy, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, California Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.