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Teach music confidently without the stress

Strengthen your foundations with creative teaching strategies and profitable business education.

Piano
Guitar
 
 

Teaching Blues Guitar in 5 Easy Steps

Keep energy high and frustration low with beginners – show them how to rock the blues with these 5 simple steps.

 

Practice Challenge

Amp your students’ motivation for playing guitar at home.

 

10 Ways to Get More Guitar Students

Get booked solid with these 10 actionable tips for enrolling students.

 

LESSON PLAN

No Book Beginners Framework

Hook beginning students right from the start with fun and quality in-lesson activities

 

Music Sheets

How to Build Practice Independence

Nurture strong analysis and practice habits using the Build Great Music FREE PDF worksheet. PLUS get a FREE studio licensed music sheet by Kevin Olson

 

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Ultimate guide to Left Hand Styles and Patterns

Easily explore the most common patterns from block chords to Alberti bass, arpeggiations and more.

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In discussion with teachers, Tim always generates a wealth of ideas. During the Five Day Challenge, many creative ideas were bounced around, teased out and applied to actual students in the Studio setting. It was very inspiring to see examples of how other teachers developed…

Roslyn Walters

Thank you so much now to learn how to come to terms with learning modern technology at a mature age

Yvonne Turbett

I’ve been enjoying all that I’ve read and seen so far, immensely. Have been sidetracked with all the other things that are presented and the pop-ups along the way but have learned to keep focused on the course at hand. While I usually introduce chords

Debbie

Thank you! Love your podcasts! Love your site, as such good, creative and positive ways to teach the instrument that I love to inquisitive and wonderful students.

Judy Horne

Yep, got it : Love your website and resources! I have all my students go through your chord progressions. I was never taught to improvise and it is such a valuable skill! Thanks for championing these “new” ideas in the teaching world. Clara

Clara

I wasn’t sure if I was going to sign up for this challenge because of my busy schedule. But because I was looking for some inspiration for my students, I decided to make this challenge a priority in my schedule. No regrets. Not only did…

Jennifer Foxx

In discussion with teachers, Tim always generates a wealth of ideas. During the Five Day Challenge, many creative ideas were bounced around, teased out and applied to actual students in the Studio setting. It was very inspiring to see examples of how other teachers developed…

Roslyn Walters

Thank you so much now to learn how to come to terms with learning modern technology at a mature age

Yvonne Turbett

I’ve been enjoying all that I’ve read and seen so far, immensely. Have been sidetracked with all the other things that are presented and the pop-ups along the way but have learned to keep focused on the course at hand. While I usually introduce chords

Debbie

Thank you! Love your podcasts! Love your site, as such good, creative and positive ways to teach the instrument that I love to inquisitive and wonderful students.

Judy Horne

Yep, got it : Love your website and resources! I have all my students go through your chord progressions. I was never taught to improvise and it is such a valuable skill! Thanks for championing these “new” ideas in the teaching world. Clara

Clara

I wasn’t sure if I was going to sign up for this challenge because of my busy schedule. But because I was looking for some inspiration for my students, I decided to make this challenge a priority in my schedule. No regrets. Not only did…

Jennifer Foxx

In discussion with teachers, Tim always generates a wealth of ideas. During the Five Day Challenge, many creative ideas were bounced around, teased out and applied to actual students in the Studio setting. It was very inspiring to see examples of how other teachers developed…

Roslyn Walters

Thank you so much now to learn how to come to terms with learning modern technology at a mature age

Yvonne Turbett

I’ve been enjoying all that I’ve read and seen so far, immensely. Have been sidetracked with all the other things that are presented and the pop-ups along the way but have learned to keep focused on the course at hand. While I usually introduce chords

Debbie

Thank you! Love your podcasts! Love your site, as such good, creative and positive ways to teach the instrument that I love to inquisitive and wonderful students.

Judy Horne

Yep, got it : Love your website and resources! I have all my students go through your chord progressions. I was never taught to improvise and it is such a valuable skill! Thanks for championing these “new” ideas in the teaching world. Clara

Clara

I wasn’t sure if I was going to sign up for this challenge because of my busy schedule. But because I was looking for some inspiration for my students, I decided to make this challenge a priority in my schedule. No regrets. Not only did…

Jennifer Foxx

Hi, Thanks for sharing this! Great video on composition. Regards, Matti Carter

Matti Carter

I have really enjoyed many of the courses in the IC, and really like how Tim presents and gets to the point without a lot of padding. I think he asks his interviewees really good questions and has a great manner. I particularly enjoyed the…

Natascha

Your course simplified and energized how to approach my desire to tap into my students’ creativity. I’m SO excited about this new endeavor! I’m actually preparing my younger students for starting this unit in their studies by working with improvisation and fun scale and chord…

Mindy Andes

A great webinar! Some really good repertoire suggestions and ideas. I enjoyed seeing and listening to all the teachers on the call. I’m so excited about TopMusic Publishing! Thanks, @timtopham, that we members will have the opportunity to give our input and ideas for what…

Sheri

“The Guitar Masterminds have been seriously valuable after just a couple of sessions. Michael always has really great advice and knowledge to share and the other teachers in the sessions are also really helpful. It’s an extremely valuable tool to get help and connect with…

Simon Edgell

IC has turbo-charged my studio. The tutorials give me so much direction towards where I always wanted to go. I’ve received tons of good ideas that have transformed my approach. I also love having a place to bring all my pressing questions. Well worth the…

Cheri

Hi, Thanks for sharing this! Great video on composition. Regards, Matti Carter

Matti Carter

I have really enjoyed many of the courses in the IC, and really like how Tim presents and gets to the point without a lot of padding. I think he asks his interviewees really good questions and has a great manner. I particularly enjoyed the…

Natascha

Your course simplified and energized how to approach my desire to tap into my students’ creativity. I’m SO excited about this new endeavor! I’m actually preparing my younger students for starting this unit in their studies by working with improvisation and fun scale and chord…

Mindy Andes

A great webinar! Some really good repertoire suggestions and ideas. I enjoyed seeing and listening to all the teachers on the call. I’m so excited about TopMusic Publishing! Thanks, @timtopham, that we members will have the opportunity to give our input and ideas for what…

Sheri

“The Guitar Masterminds have been seriously valuable after just a couple of sessions. Michael always has really great advice and knowledge to share and the other teachers in the sessions are also really helpful. It’s an extremely valuable tool to get help and connect with…

Simon Edgell

IC has turbo-charged my studio. The tutorials give me so much direction towards where I always wanted to go. I’ve received tons of good ideas that have transformed my approach. I also love having a place to bring all my pressing questions. Well worth the…

Cheri

Hi, Thanks for sharing this! Great video on composition. Regards, Matti Carter

Matti Carter

I have really enjoyed many of the courses in the IC, and really like how Tim presents and gets to the point without a lot of padding. I think he asks his interviewees really good questions and has a great manner. I particularly enjoyed the…

Natascha

Your course simplified and energized how to approach my desire to tap into my students’ creativity. I’m SO excited about this new endeavor! I’m actually preparing my younger students for starting this unit in their studies by working with improvisation and fun scale and chord…

Mindy Andes

A great webinar! Some really good repertoire suggestions and ideas. I enjoyed seeing and listening to all the teachers on the call. I’m so excited about TopMusic Publishing! Thanks, @timtopham, that we members will have the opportunity to give our input and ideas for what…

Sheri

“The Guitar Masterminds have been seriously valuable after just a couple of sessions. Michael always has really great advice and knowledge to share and the other teachers in the sessions are also really helpful. It’s an extremely valuable tool to get help and connect with…

Simon Edgell

IC has turbo-charged my studio. The tutorials give me so much direction towards where I always wanted to go. I’ve received tons of good ideas that have transformed my approach. I also love having a place to bring all my pressing questions. Well worth the…

Cheri

 

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