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TC249: The Art of Communication with Ben Kapilow

by Tim Topham

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

07/09/2021 Read more

TC248: Building community with piano parents and other teachers with Shelly Davis

by Tim Topham

The encouragement of piano parents to their children plays a huge part in their growth as a student. But, as piano teachers, we also have a role to play in collaborating and connecting with parents and other teachers to help our students succeed. In this episode, Shelly Davis shares the lessons she has learned over ... TC248: Building community with piano parents and other teachers with Shelly Davis

07/02/2021 Read more

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

10 Irresistible Piano Teacher Qualities

by Emma Lunsford

How to Attract Students by Emphasizing Your Strengths: 10 Piano Teacher Qualities that Will Set You Apart as a Piano Teacher With a competitive market, teachers can feel unmemorable amongst the crowd, with parents calling one teacher after another. Or worse yet, they may feel pressured to compete on price. Instead, a better approach is ... 10 Irresistible Piano Teacher Qualities

10/14/2019 Read more

5 Teaching Experts Share Their Piano Summer Income Tips

by Sean Wales

Just because it's summer doesn't mean the income needs to stop.

06/11/2018 Read more

[Expert Roundup] Top Piano Teaching Tips Every New Teacher Should Read

by Sean Wales

Piano Teaching Tips We have gone to the experts to give us their top piano teaching tips for new piano teachers. Learn from their experiences, mistakes and take in their advice so you can be the best piano teacher as possible. If you like what you see, why not check out our previous expert roundups? ... [Expert Roundup] Top Piano Teaching Tips Every New Teacher Should Read

11/27/2017 Read more
 

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Why Finding a Piano Teaching Mentor Is So Important

by Lynda Irvine

As a new piano teacher, it makes all the difference if you find a reliable piano teaching mentor.  Today, we welcome Inner Circle member and experienced Australian teacher Lynda Irvine. She will give us an insight into the value of mentors, where you can find them and why the online world is such a good place to ... Why Finding a Piano Teaching Mentor Is So Important

11/22/2017 Read more

How to Set Up Your New Piano Studio for Sensational Success

by Nicola Cantan

Are you about to start a new piano studio? Maybe you’ve just graduated from college. Maybe you tried teaching your niece, loved it, and want to see if this career is right for you. Or perhaps you’ve been teaching for a while and have just resolved to start taking it “seriously”. Whatever your reasons – ... How to Set Up Your New Piano Studio for Sensational Success

11/20/2017 Read more

CPTP113: Planning for New Piano Teachers: from Policies to Performances

by Tim Topham

Proper planning for new piano teachers (and more experienced ones) can save time, headaches and money. When you think things out in advance you can avoid falling into the traps that many new piano teachers do. Nicola Cantan is back on the podcast today to share tips on planning for new piano teachers. We cover ... CPTP113: Planning for New Piano Teachers: from Policies to Performances

11/17/2017 Read more

How to be a New Piano Teacher with Old Teacher Wisdom

by Andrew Bishko, Musical U

So you’ve decided to teach piano. Welcome to your new career! What could be more rewarding than guiding aspiring musicians young and old to experience the same satisfaction that we ourselves find in musical expression? As an “old” teacher (27 years in the business and counting), I sometimes look back at my early experiences and ... How to be a New Piano Teacher with Old Teacher Wisdom

11/13/2017 Read more

CPTP112: Having a Mission and Planning Lessons Effectively with Leila Viss

by Tim Topham

Planning lessons effectively is definitely an art, not a science. There are many things to balance and the actual lesson might look quite different in the end – but with experience it does get easier. Leila Viss is not only a fantastic piano teacher, but she’s also helping to shape future piano teachers at the La ... CPTP112: Having a Mission and Planning Lessons Effectively with Leila Viss

11/10/2017 Read more

5 Things I Wish I Was Told When I Started Teaching Piano

by Wendy Brentnall-Wood

So it’s finally happened. You’ve got your very first piano student and things are about to get real. It doesn’t matter whether that first student is a friend of the family, a relative or a total stranger, you will still most likely be feeling a little overwhelmed. You have so much knowledge to impart onto ... 5 Things I Wish I Was Told When I Started Teaching Piano

11/08/2017 Read more