366: How to Convert From Private to Group Lessons with Marie Lee
TopCast | The Official Music Teachers' Podcast
by Tim Topham
6d ago
In today's show, we are thrilled to have Marie Lee back for her third appearance on the TopCast. Marie is the visionary creator of the Group Teaching Blueprint and the owner of Musicality Schools in Las Vegas. With a bustling studio of 140 students, Marie uses innovative group teaching methods to inspire and motivate musicians. In this episode, we delve into the benefits and challenges of transitioning from one-on-one lessons to group teaching, explore the various models and methods she uses, and discuss her involvement in leading conferences like Group Illuminated. Marie shares her expert ins ..read more
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365: Who’s Going to Tune Your Piano? A Chat With TopMusicPro Member Nikita Wilson
TopCast | The Official Music Teachers' Podcast
by Tim Topham
2w ago
In today's episode, we're chatting with Nikita Wilson, a piano teacher and electronics engineer hailing from the North West of England. Nikita shares insights into her creative teaching approach, spanning all music genres, and her passion for witnessing students' growth and personality development through music. Join us as Nikita discusses her crowdfunding campaign for piano technician training, aiming to address the shortage of technicians in her area and raise awareness of this critical issue impacting the world of music education. We delve into the roles of piano tuners, technicians, engine ..read more
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363: Have You Subscribed?
TopCast | The Official Music Teachers' Podcast
by Tim Topham
3M ago
Welcome back to another exciting bonus episode! Today, I'm thrilled to bring you a lineup of incredible updates and announcements, including the launch of the TopMusic Piano Podcast, hosted by the amazing Dr. Rachel Ehring. Our spotlight is on our latest episode, featuring Tara Mock on How to Have Conversations with Parents of Neurodiverse Students, emphasizing a valuable statement for every lesson moving forward. Plus, we'll delve into the world of teaching neurodivergent students with insights from our successful webinar and our new course "Unfazed: Teaching Neurodivergent Students." And don ..read more
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362: Unfazed: Teaching Neurodivergent Students in 2024 with Confidence and Success
TopCast | The Official Music Teachers' Podcast
by Tim Topham
3M ago
In this bonus episode of the Integrated Music Teaching podcast, we're announcing our upcoming webinar, "Unfazed: Teaching Neurodivergent Students in 2024 with Confidence and Success" featuring our expert educator Selena Pistaresi. This webinar aims to address concerns and provide guidance for teachers working with neurodivergent students, covering topics such as recognizing student learning needs, effective lesson planning, and managing difficult behaviors. This webinar is going to be relevant for teachers of all students, regardless of diagnosis. Join our free webinar on February 14th at 8 AM ..read more
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361: 2023 Wrap-Up & Sneak Peak Into 2024
TopCast | The Official Music Teachers' Podcast
by Tim Topham
5M ago
Welcome to a special episode where we're wrapping up the incredible journey that was 2023 and offering an exciting sneak peek into what's in store for 2024. This live recording brings together our fantastic community of registered participants to dive into the achievements of the past year and unveil our plans for the future. I'll be sharing some noteworthy highlights, including successful releases like my No Book Beginners book, TopMusic Quiz and the groundbreaking Top Music Certification program. Plus get ready for a big reveal as we introduce TopMusic Piano Podcast with our new host, Dr. Ra ..read more
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360: Introducing the TopMusic Piano Podcast
TopCast | The Official Music Teachers' Podcast
by Tim Topham
5M ago
In today's episode, we're thrilled to share a major announcement. Dr. Rachel Ehring, our esteemed guest, takes us through her unexpected journey from our chance encounter at NCKP to her new role as the host of the TopMusic Piano Podcast. As a music teacher and director of a conservatory, Rachel shares insights into her unique career path, the challenges of reopening the conservatory post-COVID, and her passion for embracing creative resources in piano teaching. Don't miss this episode full of insights, reflections, and the unveiling of a new chapter in the Top Music Piano Podcast journey. Ra ..read more
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358: The Best Instrumental Music Teacher Certification
TopCast | The Official Music Teachers' Podcast
by Tim Topham
5M ago
In this episode, we're joined by Rebecca Stewart, the community manager and the head of certification at TopMusic. Join us as we explore the overview of TopMusic Certification Program, reflecting on the first cohort's experiences, and uncover some of the unique features that set this program apart. We discuss the value of certification in terms of live cohort learning, flexibility, and its sharp focus on practical, real-world teaching. Listen in for exclusive excerpts from cohort meetings, where teachers passionately discuss teaching tools, share transformative experiences, and express the pro ..read more
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357: Announcing our Advancing Pianists Course!
TopCast | The Official Music Teachers' Podcast
by Tim Topham
5M ago
As we approach the end of November, I would like to extend warm Thanksgiving wishes to our American listeners. This month, we've delved into teaching early advanced students. And today marks a special announcement - the launch of our brand new online course, the Advancing Pianist Course, created by the incredible Janna Williamson. In this episode, we'll walk through the course modules, covering diverse musical eras from Baroque to 20th-century repertoire, providing insights into interpretation, techniques, and strategies for effective teaching. Whether you're exploring teaching advanced studen ..read more
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356: Why Coaching Isn’t Just for Athletes – A Chat with Mike Grande
TopCast | The Official Music Teachers' Podcast
by Tim Topham
5M ago
In today's show, one of our favourite podcast guests and TopMusic friend, Mike Grande, is back on the show. We dive into a rich conversation with him, spanning from the latest at his music schools and his platform Rock Out Loud Live, to his life-changing experience and trip to Africa. Mike shares insights from his new book, "From Teacher to Coach (And why you would NEVER want to be a Teacher)," delving into the profound impact of coaching in music education. Throughout the conversation, Mike emphasizes the power of building rapport and techniques like anchoring positive behavior. Tune in ..read more
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355: How to Teach Early Advanced Piano Students with Janna Williamson
TopCast | The Official Music Teachers' Podcast
by Tim Topham
5M ago
If you’ve ever questioned your ability to guide advanced students or perhaps felt lacking in confidence as your students have moved into late intermediate and early advanced repertoire, then this episode is for you. Many teachers toil for years, nurturing their students' skills only to pass them off when they reach an advanced stage, sacrificing both the connection and the fruits of their earlier labor. Join us today as we dive into the potential of taking on advanced students and continuing the journey. In today's show, our guest, Janna Williamson, joins us to discuss essential skills necessa ..read more
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