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TC242: Understanding Dyslexia: How teaching language relates to teaching music with Becki Laurent

Did you know that 1 in 5 people in the USA have dyslexia? So, if you’ve got 20 students, the odds are pretty high that at least four are dyslexic. Therefore, understanding dyslexia is an important tool to have. In today’s episode, Becki Laurent joins us to talk about how we can better reach our ... TC242: Understanding Dyslexia: How teaching language relates to teaching music with Becki Laurent

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

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

TC231: Trust that your impact on students is not futile with Christina Whitlock

There is nothing more fulfilling as a teacher than knowing that you’ve made an impact on your students’ lives. In this episode with guest Christina Whitlock, we dive deep into how to assess what piano study means to your students, how they feel, and what influence you possess as their teacher. Plus we delve into ... TC231: Trust that your impact on students is not futile with Christina Whitlock

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

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

How One Epic Piano Teachers’ Conference Will Change Your Teaching Forever – Part 1

Introducing a piano teachers' conference unlike any other. Part 1

 

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Introducing TopMusicCo

Something special is coming to your favourite creative piano teaching site I’m super excited to announce that you’ll soon see some changes at TimTopham.com. A lot has changed since I started blogging in 2010. What started as a simple blog has now become a company with a team of fourteen people supporting teachers around the ... Introducing TopMusicCo

10 Irresistible Piano Teacher Qualities

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

CPTP134: Continuing Professional Development with the Curious Piano Teachers

Sally Cathcart and Sharon Mark-Teggart are curious. And they want to spread that curiosity to other piano teachers around the world.  They’re big believers in professional development and they deliver content to help teachers improve in their membership site and regular online workshops. They’re just about the launch a new session of their comprehensive course ... CPTP134: Continuing Professional Development with the Curious Piano Teachers

CPTP116: What’s Coming in 2018 for the Podcast, Blog and Inner Circle

2017 has been an amazing year and I’ve so enjoyed sharing piano teaching ideas and inspiration with you on the podcast. We’ve covered everything from lead sheets to best business practices, and the feedback from all of you has been fantastic. Take a moment with me to look back over this year, and sneak a ... CPTP116: What’s Coming in 2018 for the Podcast, Blog and Inner Circle

CPTP115: Are you an Imposter Piano Teacher?

Do you ever feel imposter syndrome? This is the feeling of being a “fake”. Feeling like others around you in your profession have more skills, more knowledge or even secrets that you don’t know about. Many new piano teachers, or even ones with years of experience, can feel a bit insecure in their own teaching abilities. ... CPTP115: Are you an Imposter Piano Teacher?

CPTP101: 100th Episode Special: Our Favourite Conversations From the Last 2 Years (Part 2)

Did you become a piano teacher because you LOVE music, but now struggle to handle the business side of things? Or perhaps you’re in a little bit of a teaching rut and need to find a way out? Well then today’s episode is for you. This is the second part of our 100th episode celebration ... CPTP101: 100th Episode Special: Our Favourite Conversations From the Last 2 Years (Part 2)