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Teach music confidently without the stress

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

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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.

 

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No Book Beginners Framework

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

 

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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 reply to your email I can honestly say I’ve never had so much fun teaching and now my lessons just go way too quick so many of my students have said the same. I cant believe how much I’ve learnt in such a small…

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Kelly Jenkins

I’ve upgraded to the annual membership this morning and very happy to have done so. I am learning every day from this site and am using new techniques in my teaching with every lesson. Thanks again, Sharon

Sharon

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

Inner Circle membership is THE best professional investment I’ve made in over 30 years of teaching! Inner Circle membership elevates my teaching by providing me with quality teaching tools of superior content and delivery, and provides opportunities to connect with, and learn from, master teachers…

Janet Fitz

Love being part of the community. Feel so less isolated and encouraged in what I am doing. And thanks for having Tonebase in the membership. Appreciate it. Sometimes I get imposter syndrome with diploma students so this additional resource is a welcome boost and encouragement.

Darren Day

In reply to your email I can honestly say I’ve never had so much fun teaching and now my lessons just go way too quick so many of my students have said the same. I cant believe how much I’ve learnt in such a small…

Yvonne Turbett

I’m Kelly Jenkins, and I’ve been a TopMusic member for a year and a half. Joining Top Music is one of the single best things I’ve ever done for my studio! I’ve been teaching for 15 years, and have a studio of 60 private students…

Kelly Jenkins

I’ve upgraded to the annual membership this morning and very happy to have done so. I am learning every day from this site and am using new techniques in my teaching with every lesson. Thanks again, Sharon

Sharon

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

Inner Circle membership is THE best professional investment I’ve made in over 30 years of teaching! Inner Circle membership elevates my teaching by providing me with quality teaching tools of superior content and delivery, and provides opportunities to connect with, and learn from, master teachers…

Janet Fitz

Love being part of the community. Feel so less isolated and encouraged in what I am doing. And thanks for having Tonebase in the membership. Appreciate it. Sometimes I get imposter syndrome with diploma students so this additional resource is a welcome boost and encouragement.

Darren Day

In reply to your email I can honestly say I’ve never had so much fun teaching and now my lessons just go way too quick so many of my students have said the same. I cant believe how much I’ve learnt in such a small…

Yvonne Turbett

I’m Kelly Jenkins, and I’ve been a TopMusic member for a year and a half. Joining Top Music is one of the single best things I’ve ever done for my studio! I’ve been teaching for 15 years, and have a studio of 60 private students…

Kelly Jenkins

I’ve upgraded to the annual membership this morning and very happy to have done so. I am learning every day from this site and am using new techniques in my teaching with every lesson. Thanks again, Sharon

Sharon

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Sofie Arhontoulis

It’s a great course [4 Chord Composing]. I usually go through the Circle of 5ths with my students for triads, key signatures & finding the ‘next scale’ . Now with your structured course I can introduce so much more!

Debbie

The TopMusicSheets pieces are beautiful! I like the addition of the levels!

Mary Ashenden

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 am so pleased to see that your presentations have blossomed since I first signed in when you began and became known to all piano teachers throughout the world.

Carolmae

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,…

Alice Dearden

Get the professional plan, best money you will ever invest. And I am really fussy!

Sofie Arhontoulis

It’s a great course [4 Chord Composing]. I usually go through the Circle of 5ths with my students for triads, key signatures & finding the ‘next scale’ . Now with your structured course I can introduce so much more!

Debbie

The TopMusicSheets pieces are beautiful! I like the addition of the levels!

Mary Ashenden

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 am so pleased to see that your presentations have blossomed since I first signed in when you began and became known to all piano teachers throughout the world.

Carolmae

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,…

Alice Dearden

Get the professional plan, best money you will ever invest. And I am really fussy!

Sofie Arhontoulis

It’s a great course [4 Chord Composing]. I usually go through the Circle of 5ths with my students for triads, key signatures & finding the ‘next scale’ . Now with your structured course I can introduce so much more!

Debbie

The TopMusicSheets pieces are beautiful! I like the addition of the levels!

Mary Ashenden

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 am so pleased to see that your presentations have blossomed since I first signed in when you began and became known to all piano teachers throughout the world.

Carolmae

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,…

Alice Dearden

 

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