Finlay and Tom are popping up all over Australian media at the moment. They’re the teens behind the new tech project – Defani One. At just 13 years old, these boys are launching their own music sharing website!
These two teens are so inspiring.
When people try to call this generation lazy or disconnected – they should take a look at Finlay and Tom. When asked how they find the time around schoolwork, they say that instead of watching tv…they code. That’s dedication.
This isn’t even their first business. Before this they were running a music label (that’s on hold while they work on this website).
In a world that’s ever changing, we need to be preparing our students for opportunities like this online. Performance isn’t the only thing you can do in the music business, and music education should reflect that.
I hope you enjoy this different style of podcast today. I was certainly inspired by finding out more about Finlay and Tom’s story and I think you will be too.
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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Did Finlay and Tom remind you of one of your students? What did you think of their website idea?
Did they inspire you to get to work on a new project yourself?
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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