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TC241: YouTube Masterclass with Carlos Pacheco

by Tim Topham

Have you ever wondered whether YouTube could be a powerful marketing channel for your studio or business? If you are an aspiring content creator or are already creating videos for YouTube, you should definitely tune in to this YouTube masterclass episode. Carlos Pacheco, our YouTube channel manager, joins me to tackle the questions you have ... TC241: YouTube Masterclass with Carlos Pacheco

05/14/2021 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

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

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

CPTP097 – Meet the Musician Behind my Favourite App: iReal Pro

by Tim Topham

Massimo Biolcati is the creator of my favourite app of all time, iReal Pro. This app is the best tool I’ve found for creating a band experience to practice pop and jazz music on the piano. Something that I believe very strongly should be included in more music teaching studios. When Massimo started the app ... CPTP097 – Meet the Musician Behind my Favourite App: iReal Pro

07/21/2017 Read more

CPTP096: Tech Games for Rhythm and Composition with Katie Wardrobe

by Tim Topham

Katie Wardrobe is the ultimate guide to have when it comes to music teaching technology. She helps teachers all over the world to incorporate technology into their teaching with workshops, online training and tons of awesome resources. Explore these games for rhythm teaching and get started using them simply and easily in solo and group ... CPTP096: Tech Games for Rhythm and Composition with Katie Wardrobe

07/14/2017 Read more
 

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Supercharge Your Piano Studio Organisation with Google Gadgetry

by Nicola Cantan

When it comes to piano studio organisation, there are many great options. You might be a pencil and paper type of person, you may be using Microsoft applications, or even something specifically designed for music teachers such as My Music Staff. But what if I told you there was a whole suite of free tools ... Supercharge Your Piano Studio Organisation with Google Gadgetry

07/12/2017 Read more

5 Absolute Essentials of an Exceptional Piano Studio Website

by Nicola Cantan

You probably know you need a piano studio website. That’s not news to you. But what are the absolute essentials that need to go on a studio website? What takes your website from being just average to being exceptional? These are the essentials that can help you stand out from the crowd. Make sure your ... 5 Absolute Essentials of an Exceptional Piano Studio Website

07/05/2017 Read more

CPTP084: 7 Creative Tech Ideas for Recitals with Shana Kirk

by Tim Topham

If you’ve been to a conference recently, you may have met Shana Kirk at one of the booths there. Shana is an expert on music technology and its applications in the piano studio. She’s here today to share seven ways you can use tech to make your recital more creative. We’ve all been to a ... CPTP084: 7 Creative Tech Ideas for Recitals with Shana Kirk

04/21/2017 Read more

Why teaching music reading is the wrong way to teach piano [Part 1]

by Paul Myatt

In this article, Inner Circle Expert teacher Paul Myatt will get you thinking about the order in which you are teaching music. What should come first: reading or listening/creating/singing?  As you might have guessed, there is a wealth of evidence to suggest that the best way to teach music is the same as the way we learn to speak ... Why teaching music reading is the wrong way to teach piano [Part 1]

07/11/2016 Read more

TTTV035: Teaching outside the box with Lynnette Barney

by Tim Topham

Have you ever wondered how to make your studio stand out from the rest? Every piano teacher needs to find a niche. By thinking outside the box, Lynnette has made her studio a unique experience for her students. One of the biggest differences in Lynnette’s piano studio is the way her lessons overlap. By carefully scheduling ... TTTV035: Teaching outside the box with Lynnette Barney

03/18/2016 Read more

TTTV020: How technology is changing music education with Simon Rushby

by Tim Topham

We hear reports every day about how technology is changing the world, for better and for worse, but what is technology doing for music education? I’m sure there are plenty of teachers out there who have yet to try bringing any kind of tech into their music lessons. After all, what if what you’ve done ... TTTV020: How technology is changing music education with Simon Rushby

11/15/2015 Read more