About the author

Sean Wales

Sean is one of Tim's former students and a University of Melbourne graduate. He studied a Bachelor of Arts, majoring Media and Communications and Italian, and is currently working as a journalist for the ABC in Horsham.

How Gigi Sliger Transformed Her Piano Teaching Studio

by Sean Wales

"I started to believe in my dreams."

06/18/2018 Read more

5 Teaching Experts Share Their Piano Summer Income Tips

by Sean Wales

Just because it's summer doesn't mean the income needs to stop.

06/11/2018 Read more

2017 in Review: Our Top 10 Blog Posts

by Sean Wales

Our Most Read Articles During 2017, we published a lot of posts on the blog – you would be forgiven for missing a few. So, we have made things easy with today’s blog article. We have put together the posts that our community read the most. These are blog posts that were published in 2017 ... 2017 in Review: Our Top 10 Blog Posts

01/22/2018 Read more

Inner Circle Member Spotlight: Wendy Brentnall-Wood

by Sean Wales

Inner Circle “Member Spotlights” give you a sneak-peek at the progress of one of our community members. Get inspired by what they’ve achieved, be heartened by their struggles and get motivated and share in their plans for the future. What does your studio look like? My music school currently consists of approximately 20 teachers who teach my program from their own ... Inner Circle Member Spotlight: Wendy Brentnall-Wood

12/04/2017 Read more

[Expert Roundup] Top Piano Teaching Tips Every New Teacher Should Read

by Sean Wales

Piano Teaching Tips We have gone to the experts to give us their top piano teaching tips for new piano teachers. Learn from their experiences, mistakes and take in their advice so you can be the best piano teacher as possible. If you like what you see, why not check out our previous expert roundups? ... [Expert Roundup] Top Piano Teaching Tips Every New Teacher Should Read

11/27/2017 Read more

The Best Ear Training Apps for Your Studio

by Sean Wales

Every month here on dev.topmusic.co, we aim to provide you with the best creative teaching approaches to enhance your students’ learning experience. One way to do this is by embracing technology in your studio. Today’s post will highlight some of the best ear training apps you can use in your studio, as recommended by members ... The Best Ear Training Apps for Your Studio

10/25/2017 Read more
 

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[Video Interview] Students Share How They Found Success Learning Chords and Composition

by Sean Wales

Former Students on Composition Today’s post provides you with a student perspective on learning chords and composition. Adrian and Jackson are two of Tim’s former students. They will share with you their experiences on piano composition, and why it transformed their musical education. There are a series of videos below, touching on teaching chords, incorporating ... [Video Interview] Students Share How They Found Success Learning Chords and Composition

08/28/2017 Read more

Putting Pen to Paper: Q&A with Canadian Composer Jean-Michel Blais

by Sean Wales

Jean-Michel Blais is a world renowned Canadian-French composer. You may have heard his compositions in the past on Spotify or YouTube. We have included a video of one of his pieces in this post, so be sure to have a listen! We are so lucky to have had the chance to ask Jean-Michel a few ... Putting Pen to Paper: Q&A with Canadian Composer Jean-Michel Blais

08/07/2017 Read more

Inner Circle Member Spotlight: Lynda Irvine

by Sean Wales

Inner Circle “Member Spotlights” give you a sneak-peek at the progress of one of our community members. Get inspired by what they’ve achieved, be heartened by their struggles and get motivated and share in their plans for the future. What does your studio look like? I have two studios, one purpose built beside my house in Mossman. My youngest and oldest ... Inner Circle Member Spotlight: Lynda Irvine

07/31/2017 Read more

The Future of Piano Teaching: What Does it Really Look Like?

by Sean Wales

Piano pedagogy has changed, adapted and evolved in so many ways over the past decade. So what does the future of piano teaching look like? Let’s take a glimpse forward and see how we can best prepare for the future of music education. Please continue the discussion in the comments section below. TECHNOLOGY We will ... The Future of Piano Teaching: What Does it Really Look Like?

07/24/2017 Read more

Blog Roundup: Best Business Articles from Around the Web

by Sean Wales

Continuous Learning There’s only so much we can cover in one month when it comes to any given topic. In the case of this month, we have been looking at Piano Studio Business and Marketing. Make sure you check out the opening post of the month which has links to all of the content we have ... Blog Roundup: Best Business Articles from Around the Web

06/28/2017 Read more

Boost Your Piano Teaching Productivity with These 5 Tips

by Sean Wales

Teaching Productivity Being organised and productive is sometimes the best way to ensure your business runs smoothly. How can you expect to continue expanding your piano studio with all these new students that your awesome website is attracting if you don’t have the time to fit everything in? Even the most disorganised person can learn ... Boost Your Piano Teaching Productivity with These 5 Tips

06/25/2017 Read more