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How to motivate, inspire and retain your
teen & transfer students

LEARN TO BUILD A FRAMEWORK FOR teaching energising, rewarding and fun lessons for your teen and transfer students 

What's your biggest struggle when teaching teens and transfers?

"Motivating them to practise is always an issue"
"Retaining my students - they are too busy!"
"I can't keep up with their technology and music preferences"
"They're so unrealistic as to what's achievable as a total beginner..."

From grappling with motivating students to struggle sourcing relevant repertoire, most music teachers find teens and transfers overwhelmingly difficult to teach.

Some students have had bad experiences learning music, some are (poorly) self-taught, some are complete beginners but aspire to play advanced repertoire... It's not easy to teach such a diverse group of students!

But you know what the REAL reason is you're struggling?

You don't have a framework to teach this group.

Introducing TopMusicPro's
Teaching Teens and Transfer Students Toolkit

A step-by-step online course for any MUSIC teacher working with teens or transfer students.

What you'll learn in this course:

Learn tactics to motivate teenagers and how to set their weekly and monthly goals

Get insider tips on finding the right supercool repertoire your teens will LOVE

Discover the do's and don'ts of teaching teens and retain those students in your studio

Learn to build rapport with your teenage students and find out what makes them tick.

Deep-dive into the workings of  the teenage brain to better understand & teach this group

Use Cheat Sheets and Tools to prepare the perfect first lesson for teens or transfers.

And all of this is available inside TopMusicPro, the world's leading music teacher membership site.

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Learn from the expert - Tim Topham

World-renowned educator and specialist in teen teaching, Tim Topham, has been teaching teenagers for over 10 years. 

It's been the bread and butter of his own teaching studio, and he is well-known for transforming non-practisers or almost-quitters into motivated, engaged and hard-working piano students.

Tim has created this fantastic course to share his extensive knowledge on the subject with you.

By taking this course, you will learn everything you need to feel confident and competent teaching teenagers and transfer students.

Why you need this course

Teaching teens can be a completely different experience from your average
7-year-old student.

Teenagers are starting to figure out who they are and what they like.

This means that they won’t always play a piece just because you gave it to them, and they won’t practise something they don’t think is relevant to their goals.

Their goals could be to play a Beethoven sonata, but it could also be to write a pop song, or play in a school band. When teaching teens, they have to have a big say in what they study.

Creating a good relationship with your teenage students is so important.

If they think piano “isn’t cool” (whatever that means to them) they won’t practise, and they just might quit.

This course is designed to help you figure how to really engage your teenage students, build a bond and inspire them to practise, play and enjoy music lessons.

Here's what you'll get

 8 Video Modules tackling everything from motivation and goal setting, teen beginners to transfer students

Downloadable cheat sheets and checklists detailing step-by-step instructions 

Tips and Strategies that have been road-tested to help you work better with your teenage students 

Helpful advice from someone whose studio was built around teaching teens and transfers

Get instant access today!

FREE with Studio or Evolution Membership

Studio Membership Starts @  $49 /month

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Ask as many questions as you'd like. Connect with Tim and other experts directly in our forums and via our app. Access all our other courses and training plans.

TopMusicPro is the place to be to sharpen your teaching skills and grow your dream studio

As a Studio or Evolution member you have unlimited access to:

Repertoire Detective

Greatly reduce the time it takes for you to find teenage appropriate repertoire with this handy tool.

Training & Courses

30+ courses on pedagogy and business ensure you're always current with the latest strategies.

Member Forums

Spark a discussion, ask questions, share ideas and feel supported in our private member forums.

Access to Experts

Join the best-known teaching experts from around the world as they give you ideas and answer your questions.

Special Discounts

Access exclusive discounts on training, sheet music and resources, such as a 20% discount to all sheet music

FREE Sheet Music

Your Membership comes with a FREE monthly piano sheet music book, studio licensed and all yours to keep!

Other courses that you might like 

all included in Studio & Evolution membership

Teach your students to arrange 

Use this step-by-step course to learn how to teach your teen students to arrange their favourite tunes and play from lead sheets. Huge 94-page course workbook included!

Teach the 12-bar Blues

This course will be a life-saver for those times when your teenage students just aren't engaging. Teach them the 12-bar blues and you'll see them transform before your very eyes!

Four Chord Composing Course

Watch and learn as renowned creative teaching expert Tim Topham takes you step-by-step through his highly popular chord-based composing approach that students of all ages will LOVE.

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