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TC251: From Elementary Music Teacher to Teacher Mentor with Jessica Peresta

By Tim Topham | Podcast

Jul 23 2021

251 Jessica Peresta from elementary teacher to teacher mentor

Have you ever had the intention to do something with your career and life shifts that completely? Jessica has that story! As very qualified teacher, she intended to return to the classroom but she pivoted and now she mentors other teachers.

In this episode, Jessica shares how she grew her business from knowing nothing about growing an audience or building a business to hiring her first employee.

  • [3:19] Jessica shares her background in piano and teaching elementary music
  • [5:14] She tells the story of how she kept going with piano in her teen years
  • [6:59] How Jessica learned to read chord charts
  • [8:05] Here is why Jessica changed her major to Music Education from Piano Performance
  • [9:31] The struggle of being hired at a school with no music program
  • [15:48] How long Jessica ended up staying at the school
  • [18:38] How Jessica shifted to start her own business
  • [20:49] Jessica shared how she started to grow her audience of teachers
  • [23:02] Sources Jessica used to learn how to continue to grow her business
  • [25:03] Opportunities from Jessica’s website and business
  • [28:06] Choosing an outlet that suits your personality and drive
  • [28:45] The question Jessica gets asked all the time
  • [32:46] Why and how Jessica named her business

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Today’s Guest

251 Jessica Peresta music teacher teacher mentor

Jessica Peresta helps elementary music educators thrive in teaching and go from feeling overwhelmed to confident. She is the blogger and podcaster at The Domestic Musician, providing teachers with the music education resources, lesson plans, teacher training, and community they’ve been looking for.

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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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