The Inner Circle is up and running, and today we’re taking a look inside through the eyes of Marie Lee. Marie is great at getting things done, one step at a time. She doesn’t let herself get overwhelmed by all the new ideas she reads about, but just picks one goal to accomplish and gets started.
Marie believes in creative piano teaching that leads to confident and well-rounded students. She doesn’t want to teach concert pianists, and she’s upfront with parents about this. She wants to create pianists that can enjoy making music in diverse and modern contexts.
I’m so excited to have Marie on the podcast today to talk about what the Inner Circle experience has been like for you. Marie’s creativity and willingness to embrace new ideas makes her to perfect person to give you an insider’s look at Inner Circle membership.
How would you like to access step-by-step instructions and resources for running group classes? Are you ready to try adding some group teaching to your studio or trying a summer camp this year? How cool would it be to hear first-hand from people already ‘in the trenches’ and grab all their best ideas?!
It this sounds cool, then you MUST check out the latest webinar series from Tracy Selle and Sara Campbell called Group Teaching 101.
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There are a lot of podcasts you could be tuning into today, and I’m grateful that you’ve chosen mine.
Being a full-time teacher myself, I know how busy teachers are and how much time, effort and passion we put into our students. Sometimes, the last thing we want to do in our time off is listen to more piano teaching stuff! So, well done for using this time for self-improvement.
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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What appeals to you most about membership? What’s holding you back from joining?
If you have any questions about the Inner Circle I’d be happy to answer them, just leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you asap.
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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