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Teach music confidently without the stress

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

Piano
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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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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

I’m going really well. Am plodding through no book beginners week-by-week whilst trialling it with a new pair of students, and have already found some great repertoire for some very picky kids through the Repertoire Detective.

Sam Marques

I just wanted to thank you for all the stuff that i learned from you. Yesterday i had my first piano lesson with two little girls aged 6. And we had sooo much fun thanks to you! 🙂 They were thrilled about improvising. I am…

Katrin Eidenberger

I love this membership feature! Needed to teach a teen semiquavers and Castaway Triads has been the perfect piece for it. I like that there are a lot of teachable concepts in each piece: rhythmic values, articulation, chord structures, etc. A real winner and I’ve…

Mei Po Sum

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

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

I’m going really well. Am plodding through no book beginners week-by-week whilst trialling it with a new pair of students, and have already found some great repertoire for some very picky kids through the Repertoire Detective.

Sam Marques

I just wanted to thank you for all the stuff that i learned from you. Yesterday i had my first piano lesson with two little girls aged 6. And we had sooo much fun thanks to you! 🙂 They were thrilled about improvising. I am…

Katrin Eidenberger

I love this membership feature! Needed to teach a teen semiquavers and Castaway Triads has been the perfect piece for it. I like that there are a lot of teachable concepts in each piece: rhythmic values, articulation, chord structures, etc. A real winner and I’ve…

Mei Po Sum

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

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

I’m going really well. Am plodding through no book beginners week-by-week whilst trialling it with a new pair of students, and have already found some great repertoire for some very picky kids through the Repertoire Detective.

Sam Marques

I just wanted to thank you for all the stuff that i learned from you. Yesterday i had my first piano lesson with two little girls aged 6. And we had sooo much fun thanks to you! 🙂 They were thrilled about improvising. I am…

Katrin Eidenberger

I love this membership feature! Needed to teach a teen semiquavers and Castaway Triads has been the perfect piece for it. I like that there are a lot of teachable concepts in each piece: rhythmic values, articulation, chord structures, etc. A real winner and I’ve…

Mei Po Sum

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

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

Great, fun, and informative webinar, Tim and Bradley! So good to see you guys together again.

Kathy Isberg

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

As a piano teacher, keeping up to speed with new composers and new teaching ideas and methods is made easier through being part of a larger teaching community. Today I was able to catch up on binding my TopMusicSheets which come out each month as…

Vanessa Munns

I enjoyed Tim Topham’s presentation at the 2013 Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference very much. It was well-prepared and organized and presented a wide variety of materials in a very up-beat and dynamic way. I learned a great deal about iPad and other Apps that I…

Nancy Bachus

Hi Tim, I just wanted to shoot you a quick email to thank you for the free webinars and free resources. Been following your site since i just started teaching the past 2 months or so and felt that it’s been really insightful and will…

Ashley Ow

Tim and Nicola, I LOVE topmusic!! You have provided me with so many educational and training opportunities. Some things I put into use all the time are the Preschool NBB, and NBB. I have many, many little ones and non-readers. These two curriculums are what…

MaryBeth Oliver

Great, fun, and informative webinar, Tim and Bradley! So good to see you guys together again.

Kathy Isberg

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

As a piano teacher, keeping up to speed with new composers and new teaching ideas and methods is made easier through being part of a larger teaching community. Today I was able to catch up on binding my TopMusicSheets which come out each month as…

Vanessa Munns

I enjoyed Tim Topham’s presentation at the 2013 Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference very much. It was well-prepared and organized and presented a wide variety of materials in a very up-beat and dynamic way. I learned a great deal about iPad and other Apps that I…

Nancy Bachus

Hi Tim, I just wanted to shoot you a quick email to thank you for the free webinars and free resources. Been following your site since i just started teaching the past 2 months or so and felt that it’s been really insightful and will…

Ashley Ow

Tim and Nicola, I LOVE topmusic!! You have provided me with so many educational and training opportunities. Some things I put into use all the time are the Preschool NBB, and NBB. I have many, many little ones and non-readers. These two curriculums are what…

MaryBeth Oliver

Great, fun, and informative webinar, Tim and Bradley! So good to see you guys together again.

Kathy Isberg

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

As a piano teacher, keeping up to speed with new composers and new teaching ideas and methods is made easier through being part of a larger teaching community. Today I was able to catch up on binding my TopMusicSheets which come out each month as…

Vanessa Munns

I enjoyed Tim Topham’s presentation at the 2013 Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference very much. It was well-prepared and organized and presented a wide variety of materials in a very up-beat and dynamic way. I learned a great deal about iPad and other Apps that I…

Nancy Bachus

Hi Tim, I just wanted to shoot you a quick email to thank you for the free webinars and free resources. Been following your site since i just started teaching the past 2 months or so and felt that it’s been really insightful and will…

Ashley Ow

Tim and Nicola, I LOVE topmusic!! You have provided me with so many educational and training opportunities. Some things I put into use all the time are the Preschool NBB, and NBB. I have many, many little ones and non-readers. These two curriculums are what…

MaryBeth Oliver

 

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