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

by Tim Topham

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

04/16/2021 Read more

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

by Tim Topham

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

04/09/2021 Read more

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

by Tim Topham

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

04/02/2021 Read more

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

by Tim Topham

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

03/26/2021 Read more

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

by Tim Topham

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

03/19/2021 Read more

TC232: TopMusicPro 5 Year Birthday Special

by Tim Topham

  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

03/12/2021 Read more
 

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TopCast – The Official Music Teachers’ Podcast

by Tim Topham

Listen to TopCast: The Official Music Teachers' Podcast Recent podcast episodes The TopCast airs weekly on Fridays at 11am Eastern. You can find us on your favourite podcast player app, Stitcher and Spotify. No results have been returned for your Query. Please edit the query for content to display. Full podcast archive NOTE: To find ... TopCast – The Official Music Teachers’ Podcast

09/27/2020 Read more

TC200: Jacob Collier Talks Music and Education

by Tim Topham

Jacob Collier, the 4-time Grammy award-winning young music legend from London, joins us today on a very special episode, no. 200 on the TopCast show. Hailing from North London and playing seven different instruments, including distinctive vocals, Jacob’s sense of harmony and tonality is evident in his signature style. He records all of his albums ... TC200: Jacob Collier Talks Music and Education

07/24/2020 Read more

How One Epic Piano Teachers’ Conference Will Change Your Teaching Forever – Part 2

by Tim Topham

Find out what makes our piano teachers' conference different. Part 2

12/05/2019 Read more

CPTP175: Top 10 Reasons to Book Your Piano Pivot Live Ticket NOW

by Tim Topham

  Transcript If you’d like to download a PDF transcript of this episode, please click below. Have you booked your ticket to the Piano Pivot Live yet?  In this episode, I shared the top 10 reasons you need to book your conference tickets now. Apart from discussing major event details, I also talked about some of ... CPTP175: Top 10 Reasons to Book Your Piano Pivot Live Ticket NOW

11/01/2019 Read more

How to Teach Piano Technique (Why It’s More Than Merely Teaching Curved Fingers)

by Tim Topham

Go beyond the basics to explore teaching excellent piano technique I’ve long been fascinated with the idea of “piano technique,” and most notably, what is the right way to teach it? Despite reading lots of books and reading hundreds of articles, watching masterclasses, and having my own lessons with master teachers, I’m no closer to ... How to Teach Piano Technique (Why It’s More Than Merely Teaching Curved Fingers)

10/24/2019 Read more

5 Day Piano Pivot: Wrap-up

by Nicola Cantan

5 Day Piano Pivot Wrap-Up Day: The Future It's been a pretty amazing week – so don't lose momentum! Watch this video and get our tips on how you can move forward from here and really take action on the goals you've made during your 5DPP.  Please note: These videos were originally recorded in December 2017. The ... 5 Day Piano Pivot: Wrap-up

08/24/2018 Read more