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How to Create Easy Designs for the Everyday Business Owner

by Rosemarie Penner

Have you noticed that running your own music studio is no longer about just about teaching music?  We have become busy business owners with many roles to fill. Teaching. Bookkeeping. Marketing. Social media updates. Nurturing client relationships. And, the list goes on. Whether your studio is in a commercial space, your home, or your students’ ... How to Create Easy Designs for the Everyday Business Owner

05/07/2018 Read more

Piano Marvel – The Creative Online Piano Lesson System [Product Review]

by Kelley Ferrell

Piano Marvel Product Review Being a piano teacher has its challenges, some of which include: Getting students and keeping them Choosing a method and music to meet needs of individual students Motivating students to PRACTICE! Keeping open communication with parents Making lessons FUN for both teacher and student   Piano Marvel is a creative online ... Piano Marvel – The Creative Online Piano Lesson System [Product Review]

04/03/2018 Read more

How to Organize Your iPad and Save Precious Teaching Time

by Rosemarie Penner

Organize Your iPad Back in the day, I learnt a lot about how I wanted to organize my business, even though I didn’t realize it at the time. I always worked for private schools, which meant that I needed to ensure parents were given information quickly and my students were always learning something. Otherwise, why ... How to Organize Your iPad and Save Precious Teaching Time

03/26/2018 Read more

Expand Your Social Media Presence with these Quick Tips

by Matt Jones

Social Media Presence As most piano teachers will know, there are often times when you feel as if you’ve hit a brick wall when it comes to gaining new students. Whether you’ve recently just decided to do teaching full time, some of your students have become masters and moved on or you just have more ... Expand Your Social Media Presence with these Quick Tips

03/19/2018 Read more

The Best Ear Training Apps for Your Studio

by Sean Wales

Every month here on dev.topmusic.co, we aim to provide you with the best creative teaching approaches to enhance your students’ learning experience. One way to do this is by embracing technology in your studio. Today’s post will highlight some of the best ear training apps you can use in your studio, as recommended by members ... The Best Ear Training Apps for Your Studio

10/25/2017 Read more

A Beginner’s Guide to Piano Composition in the DAW

by Doug Beney

Computerizing Piano Composition Computerizing the piano composition process may seem daunting if you’ve never played anything but acoustic pianos. However, the early stages of combining music and computers came about using keyboard instruments, so you’re already accomplished with the primary interface. That said, those early stages were nearly 40 years ago and much has evolved ... A Beginner’s Guide to Piano Composition in the DAW

08/16/2017 Read more
 

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Digital or Acoustic Pianos: Which Is Best for Your Students?

by Tim Praskins

Welcome to our final guest post for this month’s theme, Technology in the Piano Studio. Today we welcome digital piano reviewer and experienced music teacher Tim Praskins.  He has a wealth of piano knowledge and is the perfect person to turn to when deciding what piano you should recommend to your students. A contemporary debate surrounding ... Digital or Acoustic Pianos: Which Is Best for Your Students?

07/26/2017 Read more

The Future of Piano Teaching: What Does it Really Look Like?

by Sean Wales

Piano pedagogy has changed, adapted and evolved in so many ways over the past decade. So what does the future of piano teaching look like? Let’s take a glimpse forward and see how we can best prepare for the future of music education. Please continue the discussion in the comments section below. TECHNOLOGY We will ... The Future of Piano Teaching: What Does it Really Look Like?

07/24/2017 Read more

Technology Demonstration: The SoundBrenner Pulse

by Tim Topham

Connect on Facebook Share Powered by the Simple Social Press Transcript Hi everyone, it’s Tim Topham here again for my regular fortnightly Repertoire Rap. This time I’m going to do something a little bit different, and that’s to talk about a new piece of kit that I’ve recently got, a new piece of technology that ... Technology Demonstration: The SoundBrenner Pulse

07/19/2017 Read more

How to Build and Run a Successful Travelling Music Lab

by Rosemarie Penner

Today we welcome an extremely informative guest post from Rosemarie Penner. She has transformed her piano teaching business through technology and travel.  By using iPads and other technology, Rosemarie has created a successful travelling music lab. Not sure what a travelling music lab is? I’ll let Rosemarie explain all that and more!  Be sure to ... How to Build and Run a Successful Travelling Music Lab

07/10/2017 Read more

Piano Studio Technology: Ensuring You’re Up-to-Date in the Digital Age

by Tim Topham

This month we are exploring everything to do with Piano Studio Technology on dev.topmusic.co. Join us for the ride! It was interesting to read on the blog last month that, according to our round-up of successful piano studio owners from around the world, the most important thing piano teachers need to build, sustain and grow a thriving ... Piano Studio Technology: Ensuring You’re Up-to-Date in the Digital Age

07/03/2017 Read more

Motivating Teens To Practise Piano By Sending Them Online

by Rebecca Langley

Have Your Teens Always Got Something Better To Do? Let’s face it, most teens can always find something to do instead of practise piano. With pressures from school, sports and other activities alongside the always-on social networking aspect of their lives, encouraging teens to engage in a solitary activity that requires serious focus and effort can be a ... Motivating Teens To Practise Piano By Sending Them Online

08/11/2015 Read more