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Teach music confidently without the stress

5 principles for music studio teachers to avoid getting stuck in the weeds

by Grant Carson

Do you have at least one student currently struggling in lessons? Read on!

11/08/2021 Read more

Success Tips for Managing the Disrespectful Piano Student

by Karen Gibson

Consider an alternative approach to challenging students.

10/11/2020 Read more

TTTV058: How Passion, Mindset and a Sharpened Saw will Transform Your Teaching

by Tim Topham

Something we see time and time again, is that great teachers are lifelong learners. Great teachers never stop trying to better themselves, participating in various forms of professional development and continuing education. Today’s podcast is a little different. Paul Myatt and I will shortly be running teacher training events around Australia, so today we’re discussing professional development. ... TTTV058: How Passion, Mindset and a Sharpened Saw will Transform Your Teaching

09/18/2016 Read more

What The Research Says About Piano Practice and Motivation [Book Review]

by Tim Topham

I’ve learnt a few things about piano practice and motivation in my time as a musician and music teacher. Here are some of them: The most important thing we can teach our students is how to practice effectively Students need to be taught about practice methods including spaced practice, chunking, interleaved practice, etc. We all need to ... What The Research Says About Piano Practice and Motivation [Book Review]

08/15/2016 Read more

TTTV030: Practice, Motivation and Mindset with Michael Griffin

by Tim Topham

You asked and I listened! The number one requested topic from my recent survey, was how to get students motivated to practice. There’s a good reason this is the top concern for piano teachers worldwide, because when students don’t practise, they don’t progress. So, how do we get our students to practice? When students are ... TTTV030: Practice, Motivation and Mindset with Michael Griffin

02/15/2016 Read more