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TC233: How TopMusicPro transformed my online piano lessons with Kara Hess

By Tim Topham | Podcast

Mar 19 2021

You can transform into the piano teacher you’ve always wanted to be – full of confidence and armed with knowledge from experts in the field – just like what Kara Hess, one of our TopMusic Pro members, did. 

In this episode, I’ve invited Kara who wrote a beautiful email to us about the transitions and positive changes she has gone through since joining the membership. I wanted to bring her on today to share her experience with you and how she did it.

You’ll be absolutely blown away with the transformation that she’s had in her own mind and mindset since becoming a member. It really is quite revolutionary. I can’t wait to share this with you.

  • [03:27] A short introduction on Kara’s teaching background and studio.
  • [04:35] Transitioning from a hobby to a professional teacher.
  • [05:18] Things that changed for her when she shifted her mindset to being a professional teacher.
  • [06:36] Her plans for growing her studio.
  • [08:05] Her biggest worries before she joined TopMusicPro in November 2020.
  • [13:50] How she found out about the TopMusicPro.
  • [14:35] First experiences inside the membership.
  • [17:35] The transformation Kara has enjoyed after joining the membership.
  • [23:03] Features inside TMP that stood out and became influential in her transformation.
  • [26:15] Looking at the benefits of the membership and its cost.
  • [33:24] The confidence she has gained since joining the membership.
  • [34:00] Future plans for her studio.
  • [36:24] Benefits of being a TopMusicPro member.

Transcript of the show

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About our Guest

Kara began teaching in 2006 to just a few friends. In 2014, she decided to start building what has since become a professional and successful studio. She teaches piano because she loves music and wants to share that with others. Her biggest hope as a teacher is to create a place for her students to have fun and learn how to make music an extension of themselves.

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About the Author

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.

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