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TC256: Part Three: 7 Key Areas of Geometric Playing with Michael Gumley

Learn about the common guitar teacher mistakes, why most guitar teachers and guitar methods get things wrong, gamification ideas for guitars, important mindset shifts for guitar teachers and music teachers, and so much more. In the final episode of our three-part podcast series with our TopMusicPro Guitar head, Michael Gumley, we talk specifically about guitar ... TC256: Part Three: 7 Key Areas of Geometric Playing with Michael Gumley

TC255: Part Two: Teaching Guitar with the 80/20 Pareto Principle with Michael Gumley

This episode is part two of a three-part podcast series with our TopMusicPro Guitar head, Michael Gumley. Michael has shared tons of wisdom in this episode on teaching students, setting goals, getting engagement, managing money and so much more. In fact, our conversation had so much goodness that I had to listen to it a ... TC255: Part Two: Teaching Guitar with the 80/20 Pareto Principle with Michael Gumley

TC253: What it’s like to run an online only studio with Jaime Gibson

Transitioning to an online-only studio has been a challenge for most teachers but my guest, Jaime Gibson, took this challenge to a whole new level by opening up his online studio to international students. Gibson Online Music School, formed in 2020, currently has students in six countries and across most states of Australia. His teaching ... TC253: What it’s like to run an online only studio with Jaime Gibson

TC251: From Elementary Music Teacher to Teacher Mentor with Jessica Peresta

Have you ever had the intention to do something with your career and life shifts that completely? Jessica has that story! As very qualified teacher, she intended to return to the classroom but she pivoted and now she mentors other teachers. In this episode, Jessica shares how she grew her business from knowing nothing about ... TC251: From Elementary Music Teacher to Teacher Mentor with Jessica Peresta

TC249: The Art of Communication with Ben Kapilow

As a piano teacher or podcast host, it is so important for you to be able to connect and communicate with your students and audience effectively. But this doesn’t come naturally for all of us.  This broadcast originally aired on the Ben Kapilow All Keyed Up podcast, shared with permission. Ben and Tim discuss tips ... TC249: The Art of Communication with Ben Kapilow

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

 

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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

TC234: Turning the pedagogy of music on its head with Will Baily

Will Baily turns the pedagogy of music on its head by pivoting to recreational music-making philosophies and student-led learning, from a very classical approach to teaching and it has made an incredible impact on him and his students. Our guest today, Will Baily, is a piano teacher and composer. His publications include the “Way Cool” ... TC234: Turning the pedagogy of music on its head with Will Baily

TC233: How TopMusicPro transformed my online piano lessons with Kara Hess

You can transform into the piano teacher you’ve always wanted to be – full of confidence and armed with knowledge from experts in the field – just like what Kara Hess, one of our TopMusic Pro members, did.  In this episode, I’ve invited Kara who wrote a beautiful email to us about the transitions and ... TC233: How TopMusicPro transformed my online piano lessons with Kara Hess

TC232: TopMusicPro 5 Year Birthday Special

  I can’t believe it’s been five years since we started this community and it’s been such an amazing journey that we’ve all enjoyed. In today’s birthday special solo episode, we’re going to unpack our journey – the genesis of the community, what’s been happening in the membership, and what you can look forward to ... TC232: TopMusicPro 5 Year Birthday Special

TC196: The Truth About Family Life and Piano Teaching with Rosemarie Penner Part 1

Does teaching leave you depleted (and rather guilty when you're too tired to parent after work?) Learn how to balance family life and piano teaching.