Tim Topham

Tim Topham is the founder and director of TopMusic. Tim hosts the popular <a href="https://dev.topmusic.co/piano-teaching-podcast/">TopCast show</a>, blogs regularly at <a href="https://dev.topmusic.co/blog">dev.topmusic.co</a> 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.

TC243: Quick bites: Unpacking Evolution innovations with Tim Topham

TopCast 243 Quick bites: Unpacking Evolution Innovations with Tim Topham

Are you one of those teachers who want to expand their business while not trading time for money anymore? You can do it with a little bit of imagination and a lot of help from TopMusicPro Evolution. In this episode, Tim unpacks Evolution Innovation from inspiration he has found in some of our current Evolution TC243: Quick bites: Unpacking Evolution innovations with Tim Topham

TC242: Understanding Dyslexia: How teaching language relates to teaching music with Becki Laurent

TC242: UNDERSTANDING DYSLEXIA: HOW TEACHING LANGUAGE RELATES TO TEACHING MUSIC WITH BECKI LAURENT

Did you know that 1 in 5 people in the USA have dyslexia? So, if you’ve got 20 students, the odds are pretty high that at least four are dyslexic. Therefore, understanding dyslexia is an important tool to have. In today’s episode, Becki Laurent joins us to talk about how we can better reach our TC242: Understanding Dyslexia: How teaching language relates to teaching music with Becki Laurent

TC240: Overcoming the Challenges of Becoming a Great Piano Teacher with Emily Laney

Episode 240 - Overcoming the Challenges of Becoming a Great Piano Teacher with Emily Laney

Join guest host Sarah Buckley and guest Emily Laney today for a chat today which includes stories and real examples of finding your best teaching studio fit. They’re going to unpack how you can define and work with your current studio, challenges and all, and mold it into a unique best-fit for both yourself and TC240: Overcoming the Challenges of Becoming a Great Piano Teacher with Emily Laney

TC239: Hiding Your Musical Veggies with Composer Karen Marshall

Composer Karen Marshall

In this episode, Karen Marshall shares her story of returning to studying and teaching music after succeeding in a career in marketing and public relations. Well-loved as a composer and best-selling author, Karen has also trained extensively in the area of special needs.  In addition to learning about her teaching journey, we discuss Karen’s compositions, some of TC239: Hiding Your Musical Veggies with Composer Karen Marshall

TC238: Member Spotlight: Roslyn Walters on Creative Composition

TopCast 238 - Member Spotlight: Roslyn Walters on Creative Composition

In this episode, I’m bringing on one of our TopMusicPro members, Roslyn Walters, to talk about how she is using ideas, lessons and strategies from TopMusicPro in her own teaching. We specifically focus on how she ingeniously integrated our Creativity Kickstarter lessons to teach and explore creative composition and improvisation to her students. Roslyn has TC238: Member Spotlight: Roslyn Walters on Creative Composition

TC237: Solving Makeup Lessons Once and for All with Laura and Dave from LessonMate

Have you ever been frustrated about makeup lessons? There are a variety of ways teachers handle makeup lessons from not offering them at all to having to take extra hours planning them. Laura and Dave have solved make-up lessons once and for all!  Today, my guests Dave and Laura of LessonMate will give you strategies TC237: Solving Makeup Lessons Once and for All with Laura and Dave from LessonMate

TC236: Using an App to Augment Your Students’ Learning with Dan Harvey

Have you ever dreamt of having your own app that can help with your own teaching and relationship deepening with students and parents?  In this episode, we unpack the wonders of augmenting your teaching through apps with Dan Harvey, the Co-Founder and Chief Relationship Officer at Passion.io. Passion.io is a drag and drop, no-code app TC236: Using an App to Augment Your Students’ Learning with Dan Harvey

TC235: “What’s your secret project?” with Angela Myles Beeching

Have you ever wondered if you’re fulfilling your true life’s purpose? Or are you one of those who have been discouraged to pursue their goals because of the lack of courage and fear of failure? In this episode, Angela Myles Beeching helps us navigate these thoughts and feelings to set you on the right course. TC235: “What’s your secret project?” with Angela Myles Beeching

How to Teach Beginner Piano Students [No Book Beginners]

How to Teach Beginner Piano Students

What is the best way to teach beginner piano students and to inspire, engage and motivate them in their first lesson? Is it through opening a method book and teaching students how to read middle C? Or, is it through: Exploring the piano Creating musical stories Playing games Playing by ear Transposing Harmonising, and Improvising? If How to Teach Beginner Piano Students [No Book Beginners]