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Teach music confidently without the stress

Strengthen your foundations with creative teaching strategies and profitable business education.

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Teaching Blues Guitar in 5 Easy Steps

Keep energy high and frustration low with beginners – show them how to rock the blues with these 5 simple steps.

 

Practice Challenge

Amp your students’ motivation for playing guitar at home.

 

10 Ways to Get More Guitar Students

Get booked solid with these 10 actionable tips for enrolling students.

 

LESSON PLAN

No Book Beginners Framework

Hook beginning students right from the start with fun and quality in-lesson activities

 

Music Sheets

How to Build Practice Independence

Nurture strong analysis and practice habits using the Build Great Music FREE PDF worksheet. PLUS get a FREE studio licensed music sheet by Kevin Olson

 

Free Guide

Ultimate guide to Left Hand Styles and Patterns

Easily explore the most common patterns from block chords to Alberti bass, arpeggiations and more.

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Hello Tim I have been teaching for fifty years and have tried all sorts of ideas and methods to keep both my students and myself interested in helping them progress and enjoy music. Thank you very much for your hints. Many of them I already…

Carol

My last student of the day was a 12-year-old boy — really nice kid, making really slow progress. He came in really down because he’d been so busy with hockey and soccer and he knew he hadn’t made any progress with his pieces. I said,…

Alice Dearden

The TopMusicSheets pieces are beautiful! I like the addition of the levels!

Mary Ashenden

Hi Tim, Thanks, it’s been an amazing journey. I’m a lot more confident and my teaching philosophy is a lot clearer. I’ve used some of your 12 bar blues lessons and the kids love it. They are already using these skills in their jazz band…

Owen Chimuka

I have really enjoyed many of the courses in the IC, and really like how Tim presents and gets to the point without a lot of padding. I think he asks his interviewees really good questions and has a great manner. I particularly enjoyed the…

Natascha

Thank you so much @timtopham for making it so easy for me to work on this stuff with my students. No matter how well I think I know my chords, I was not able to find a way to make it approachable to my students…

Amy

Hello Tim I have been teaching for fifty years and have tried all sorts of ideas and methods to keep both my students and myself interested in helping them progress and enjoy music. Thank you very much for your hints. Many of them I already…

Carol

My last student of the day was a 12-year-old boy — really nice kid, making really slow progress. He came in really down because he’d been so busy with hockey and soccer and he knew he hadn’t made any progress with his pieces. I said,…

Alice Dearden

The TopMusicSheets pieces are beautiful! I like the addition of the levels!

Mary Ashenden

Hi Tim, Thanks, it’s been an amazing journey. I’m a lot more confident and my teaching philosophy is a lot clearer. I’ve used some of your 12 bar blues lessons and the kids love it. They are already using these skills in their jazz band…

Owen Chimuka

I have really enjoyed many of the courses in the IC, and really like how Tim presents and gets to the point without a lot of padding. I think he asks his interviewees really good questions and has a great manner. I particularly enjoyed the…

Natascha

Thank you so much @timtopham for making it so easy for me to work on this stuff with my students. No matter how well I think I know my chords, I was not able to find a way to make it approachable to my students…

Amy

Hello Tim I have been teaching for fifty years and have tried all sorts of ideas and methods to keep both my students and myself interested in helping them progress and enjoy music. Thank you very much for your hints. Many of them I already…

Carol

My last student of the day was a 12-year-old boy — really nice kid, making really slow progress. He came in really down because he’d been so busy with hockey and soccer and he knew he hadn’t made any progress with his pieces. I said,…

Alice Dearden

The TopMusicSheets pieces are beautiful! I like the addition of the levels!

Mary Ashenden

Hi Tim, Thanks, it’s been an amazing journey. I’m a lot more confident and my teaching philosophy is a lot clearer. I’ve used some of your 12 bar blues lessons and the kids love it. They are already using these skills in their jazz band…

Owen Chimuka

I have really enjoyed many of the courses in the IC, and really like how Tim presents and gets to the point without a lot of padding. I think he asks his interviewees really good questions and has a great manner. I particularly enjoyed the…

Natascha

Thank you so much @timtopham for making it so easy for me to work on this stuff with my students. No matter how well I think I know my chords, I was not able to find a way to make it approachable to my students…

Amy

Since becoming a member, it has revolutionised my teaching! Access to so many new ideas, apps and repertoire. I am really enjoying the exploration, my students are loving the challenges and I am looking forward to exploring your webinar for group teaching so I can…

Stella

I Just wanted to quickly jump on here and say a big thankyou to Tim and all the team. I’ve been a member for a few years and have slowly been listening to the podcasts, tried several of the courses and implemented many of the…

Devi Mamak

I am a creative teacher because of all the things I have learned from Top Music Pro and Creative Keys and Vibrant Music Teaching! Over the last few years, I have completely changed the way I teach, and I enjoy it more and so have…

Linda Gaines

Thank you! It has been my pleasure and this has been such a great resource for me. I appreciate all that you do for music teachers everywhere! Sincerely, Kathleen ( Kathy ) Isberg

Kathy Isberg

Students have been loving the No Book ideas, the encouragement to learn by rote, and using the monthly sheet music as I send them under level pieces to learn without help from either myself or their adult! While my little office space is done, some…

Lisa Kisselstein

Hi just completed my challenge of teaching without music today, and challenged my students to improvise during it. One student said “I need the notes to know what to play” so it took a bit to convince her to try – which she did but…

Vanessa

Since becoming a member, it has revolutionised my teaching! Access to so many new ideas, apps and repertoire. I am really enjoying the exploration, my students are loving the challenges and I am looking forward to exploring your webinar for group teaching so I can…

Stella

I Just wanted to quickly jump on here and say a big thankyou to Tim and all the team. I’ve been a member for a few years and have slowly been listening to the podcasts, tried several of the courses and implemented many of the…

Devi Mamak

I am a creative teacher because of all the things I have learned from Top Music Pro and Creative Keys and Vibrant Music Teaching! Over the last few years, I have completely changed the way I teach, and I enjoy it more and so have…

Linda Gaines

Thank you! It has been my pleasure and this has been such a great resource for me. I appreciate all that you do for music teachers everywhere! Sincerely, Kathleen ( Kathy ) Isberg

Kathy Isberg

Students have been loving the No Book ideas, the encouragement to learn by rote, and using the monthly sheet music as I send them under level pieces to learn without help from either myself or their adult! While my little office space is done, some…

Lisa Kisselstein

Hi just completed my challenge of teaching without music today, and challenged my students to improvise during it. One student said “I need the notes to know what to play” so it took a bit to convince her to try – which she did but…

Vanessa

Since becoming a member, it has revolutionised my teaching! Access to so many new ideas, apps and repertoire. I am really enjoying the exploration, my students are loving the challenges and I am looking forward to exploring your webinar for group teaching so I can…

Stella

I Just wanted to quickly jump on here and say a big thankyou to Tim and all the team. I’ve been a member for a few years and have slowly been listening to the podcasts, tried several of the courses and implemented many of the…

Devi Mamak

I am a creative teacher because of all the things I have learned from Top Music Pro and Creative Keys and Vibrant Music Teaching! Over the last few years, I have completely changed the way I teach, and I enjoy it more and so have…

Linda Gaines

Thank you! It has been my pleasure and this has been such a great resource for me. I appreciate all that you do for music teachers everywhere! Sincerely, Kathleen ( Kathy ) Isberg

Kathy Isberg

Students have been loving the No Book ideas, the encouragement to learn by rote, and using the monthly sheet music as I send them under level pieces to learn without help from either myself or their adult! While my little office space is done, some…

Lisa Kisselstein

Hi just completed my challenge of teaching without music today, and challenged my students to improvise during it. One student said “I need the notes to know what to play” so it took a bit to convince her to try – which she did but…

Vanessa

 

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