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Everything’s been going great! I’ve found your resources so helpful. Since joining, I’ve created my own website and developed my own teaching style inspired by your no book beginner method. Hearing about your materials helped me feel free to trust my instincts and explore different…

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My last student of the day was a 12-year-old boy — really nice kid, making really slow progress. He came in really down because he’d been so busy with hockey and soccer and he knew he hadn’t made any progress with his pieces. I said,…

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I have started implementing this course with 2 of my students. One is a transfer student who specifically wanted to explore music outside of note reading, and one is a student I have been teaching for 6 years- mainly classical music. Both were THRILLED with…

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

Top Music Teaching Piano and Guitar Yvonne Turbett Testimonial Yvonne Turbett

Everything’s been going great! I’ve found your resources so helpful. Since joining, I’ve created my own website and developed my own teaching style inspired by your no book beginner method. Hearing about your materials helped me feel free to trust my instincts and explore different…

Top Music Teaching Piano and Guitar Phavian Phipat Testimonial Phavian Phipat

The Inner Circle membership has been life changing. It has breathed new life into my teaching. I cannot recommend this membership highly enough. Don’t waste any more time. Join today.

Top Music Teaching Piano and Guitar Mary Beth Testimonial Mary Beth

I came across your site after researching ideas for the new structure I had in mind. I have been able to incorporate a lot from your site – it’s probably one of the best investments I have made since I started this journey of change.…

Top Music Teaching Piano and Guitar Kristi Testimonial Kristi

My last student of the day was a 12-year-old boy — really nice kid, making really slow progress. He came in really down because he’d been so busy with hockey and soccer and he knew he hadn’t made any progress with his pieces. I said,…

Top Music Teaching Piano and Guitar Alice Dearden Testimonial Alice Dearden

I have started implementing this course with 2 of my students. One is a transfer student who specifically wanted to explore music outside of note reading, and one is a student I have been teaching for 6 years- mainly classical music. Both were THRILLED with…

Top Music Teaching Piano and Guitar Malkie Herson Testimonial Malkie Herson

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

Top Music Teaching Piano and Guitar Yvonne Turbett Testimonial Yvonne Turbett

Everything’s been going great! I’ve found your resources so helpful. Since joining, I’ve created my own website and developed my own teaching style inspired by your no book beginner method. Hearing about your materials helped me feel free to trust my instincts and explore different…

Top Music Teaching Piano and Guitar Phavian Phipat Testimonial Phavian Phipat

The Inner Circle membership has been life changing. It has breathed new life into my teaching. I cannot recommend this membership highly enough. Don’t waste any more time. Join today.

Top Music Teaching Piano and Guitar Mary Beth Testimonial Mary Beth

I came across your site after researching ideas for the new structure I had in mind. I have been able to incorporate a lot from your site – it’s probably one of the best investments I have made since I started this journey of change.…

Top Music Teaching Piano and Guitar Kristi Testimonial Kristi

My last student of the day was a 12-year-old boy — really nice kid, making really slow progress. He came in really down because he’d been so busy with hockey and soccer and he knew he hadn’t made any progress with his pieces. I said,…

Top Music Teaching Piano and Guitar Alice Dearden Testimonial Alice Dearden

I have started implementing this course with 2 of my students. One is a transfer student who specifically wanted to explore music outside of note reading, and one is a student I have been teaching for 6 years- mainly classical music. Both were THRILLED with…

Top Music Teaching Piano and Guitar Malkie Herson Testimonial Malkie Herson

Hi Tim & Emily, Just wanted to say Thank You so much for mentioning my Music Journal book in your recent newsletter – I was so pleasantly surprised! And a great photo too 🙂 Over the last 8 years I’ve been working hard to revolutionise…

Top Music Teaching Piano and Guitar Anne Lillibet Hilberts Testimonial Anne Lillibet Hilberts

I love the site, and it has been very useful to me, mostly for the Four-Chord composing and No Book Beginners teaching ideas, but also for having a place to ask questions about technology, repertoire recommendations, etc. You have a very valuable community and resource.

Top Music Teaching Piano and Guitar Karin Testimonial Karin

I love your website and am learning sooooooooooooo much. It’s full of creative ideas and my students are loving it. I am still feeling overwhelmed, though because there is more information here than I can absorb and I want to do everything. I am trying…

Top Music Teaching Piano and Guitar Cheryl Kowalewski Testimonial Cheryl Kowalewski

Thank you so much @timtopham for making it so easy for me to work on this stuff with my students. No matter how well I think I know my chords, I was not able to find a way to make it approachable to my students…

Top Music Teaching Piano and Guitar Amy Testimonial Amy

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…

Top Music Teaching Piano and Guitar Roslyn Walters Testimonial Roslyn Walters

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

Top Music Teaching Piano and Guitar Debbie Testimonial Debbie

Hi Tim & Emily, Just wanted to say Thank You so much for mentioning my Music Journal book in your recent newsletter – I was so pleasantly surprised! And a great photo too 🙂 Over the last 8 years I’ve been working hard to revolutionise…

Top Music Teaching Piano and Guitar Anne Lillibet Hilberts Testimonial Anne Lillibet Hilberts

I love the site, and it has been very useful to me, mostly for the Four-Chord composing and No Book Beginners teaching ideas, but also for having a place to ask questions about technology, repertoire recommendations, etc. You have a very valuable community and resource.

Top Music Teaching Piano and Guitar Karin Testimonial Karin

I love your website and am learning sooooooooooooo much. It’s full of creative ideas and my students are loving it. I am still feeling overwhelmed, though because there is more information here than I can absorb and I want to do everything. I am trying…

Top Music Teaching Piano and Guitar Cheryl Kowalewski Testimonial Cheryl Kowalewski

Thank you so much @timtopham for making it so easy for me to work on this stuff with my students. No matter how well I think I know my chords, I was not able to find a way to make it approachable to my students…

Top Music Teaching Piano and Guitar Amy Testimonial Amy

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…

Top Music Teaching Piano and Guitar Roslyn Walters Testimonial Roslyn Walters

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

Top Music Teaching Piano and Guitar Debbie Testimonial Debbie

Hi Tim & Emily, Just wanted to say Thank You so much for mentioning my Music Journal book in your recent newsletter – I was so pleasantly surprised! And a great photo too 🙂 Over the last 8 years I’ve been working hard to revolutionise…

Top Music Teaching Piano and Guitar Anne Lillibet Hilberts Testimonial Anne Lillibet Hilberts

I love the site, and it has been very useful to me, mostly for the Four-Chord composing and No Book Beginners teaching ideas, but also for having a place to ask questions about technology, repertoire recommendations, etc. You have a very valuable community and resource.

Top Music Teaching Piano and Guitar Karin Testimonial Karin

I love your website and am learning sooooooooooooo much. It’s full of creative ideas and my students are loving it. I am still feeling overwhelmed, though because there is more information here than I can absorb and I want to do everything. I am trying…

Top Music Teaching Piano and Guitar Cheryl Kowalewski Testimonial Cheryl Kowalewski

Thank you so much @timtopham for making it so easy for me to work on this stuff with my students. No matter how well I think I know my chords, I was not able to find a way to make it approachable to my students…

Top Music Teaching Piano and Guitar Amy Testimonial Amy

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…

Top Music Teaching Piano and Guitar Roslyn Walters Testimonial Roslyn Walters

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…

Top Music Teaching Piano and Guitar Debbie Testimonial Debbie

 
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