TOPMUSIC ACQUIRES PRACTICEHABITS.CO
TopMusicCo is excited to announce the acquisition of PracticeHabits.co to further support the education and training of independent music teachers around the world.
PracticeHabits.co is a membership community, blog and sheet music resource for piano teachers founded by Chris Owenby. The site features a well-respected practice blog, Facebook group, podcast and hundreds of sheet music resources ready for sharing with teachers.
Chris says: “Students really respond to music and resources that inspire them. So that’s what my team and I do. We create helpful resources in the form of original piano music, exercises, practice guides, and much more! PracticeHabits.co is a resource for you. A trusted and reliable resource that you can depend on for all of the above.”
The acquisition comes with a large amount of quality sheet music which TopMusic will share as a part of its hugely-popular TopMusicSheets monthly sheet music resource for members. Teachers may also expect to see Owenby’s music pop up in blog downloads and YouTube videos.
“Chris has put so much effort into building practicehabits.co over the years and I’m delighted that his work will continue to be enjoyed by the world’s piano teachers” said Tim Topham, founder of TopMusic.
“We plan to keep the practicehabits.co website, Facebook Page and Facebook Group operating as usual while we invite any past members of the Practice Habits membership to join us inside TopMusicPro.”
“TopMusic’s programs aim to reduce the isolation instrumental teachers feel, upskill them in their teaching and support them with business training and strategic advice, so acquiring the assets of PracticeHabits was a perfect fit.”
The PracticeHabits acquisition comes on the back of TopMusic’s acquisition of UpbeatPianoTeachers at the end of 2021 and the Piano Bench Magazine back in 2019.
“At TopMusic, we’re really passionate about helping teachers level up their skills so that they can create a better learning experience for their students and contribute to a world where more people experience the joy of learning an instrument and can reflect positively upon their time taking lessons. We can’t wait to integrate the Practice Habits resources into our offering for music teachers” Tim Topham said.
Tim Topham is founder and director of TopMusic.co and host of the popular TopCast show. An international speaker, Tim blogs regularly and has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, California Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.
Chris Owenby – PracticeHabits Founder
Award-winning composer Chris Owenby is a celebrated composer of music spanning multiple genres.
His music has enjoyed performances by the Goliard ensemble, the Northwestern College Choir, the DeKalb Choral Guild, the Flint River Trio, the Terminus New Music Ensemble, the Brass Standard, the LaGrange College Singers, the Sons of Lafayette, and members of the Columbus, Atlanta, and LaGrange Symphony Orchestras.
His music has received recognition and awards from the College Music Society (2010, 2011, and 2012 Southern Regional), Vox Reflexa’s New Millenium Composer’s Forum CD Project, and the Dekalb Choral Guild’s 2009 Young Composer’s Competition.
His published works include Could It Be (Emerson Music), O Magnum Mysterium, Our True Savior, and Supernova (Imagine Music Publishing).
Chris serves as Composer-In-Residence for the Georgia Festival Chorus. He is the owner and founder of PracticeHabits.co and The Artful Composer.
His choral music, instrumental music, and songs have aired on National Public Radio, the Immanuel Broadcasting Network, White Dove Radio, and Bigloo Christian Radio among other stations.
TopMusicCo advances online professional development, training and support for instrumental music teachers throughout the world.
Its mission is to nurture and develop the pedagogical and business skills of teachers so that they can inspire the next generation of musicians to enjoy a lifelong love of music.