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Supporting Creative Music Teaching

Supporting Creative Music Teaching

Location:

Melbourne, Australia

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Supporting Creative Music Teaching

Twitter:

@timjtopham

Language:

English


Episodes

TC183: How To Attract Your Dream Students Through Instagram with Ruth Power

3/27/2020
Thanks for reading TC183: How To Attract Your Dream Students Through Instagram with Ruth Power from Top Music Co. Learn how to attract your dream students using Instagram with Ruth Power from Piano Pivot Live conference The post TC183: How To Attract Your Dream Students Through Instagram with Ruth Power appeared first on Top Music Co - Supporting Creative Music Teaching.

Duration:00:26:31

TC182: Helping ALL Piano Students Achieve Greatness with Nicola Cantan

3/20/2020
Thanks for reading TC182: Helping ALL Piano Students Achieve Greatness with Nicola Cantan from Top Music Co. By improving inclusivity, we are helping our piano students achieve greatness. In this episode, learn how to differentiate your teaching so that each and every one of your students can find success. Nicola Cantan is a piano teacher, author, blogger and creator of imaginative and engaging teaching resources. She loves getting piano students learning through […] The post TC182:...

Duration:00:28:57

TC181: Inside Philip Johnston’s $100m Dream Music Teaching Empire

3/13/2020
Thanks for reading TC181: Inside Philip Johnston’s $100m Dream Music Teaching Empire from Top Music Co. If you had $100m to spend on designing, constructing and fitting out a dream music teaching empire, what would it look like? Philip Johnston is one of music education’s best-known writers and lateral thinkers, pianist, and composer. Aside from being a musical genius, Philip also holds black belts in three different martial arts and runs […] The post TC181: Inside Philip Johnston’s $100m...

Duration:00:35:27

CPTP Bonus Episode with Philip Johnston

12/13/2019
Thanks for reading CPTP Bonus Episode with Philip Johnston from Top Music Co. Here’s a special bonus episode to end the podcast season. Special guest Philip Johnston discusses a thought experiment to kickstart your thinking. Here’s a special bonus episode to end the podcast season. Special guest Philip Johnston discusses a thought experiment to kickstart your thinking. The post CPTP Bonus Episode with Philip Johnston appeared first on Top Music Co - Supporting Creative Music Teaching.

Duration:00:08:22

CPTP180: Melody Bober in Conversation

12/6/2019
Thanks for reading CPTP180: Melody Bober in Conversation from Top Music Co. Do you compose your own music? Do you explore music composition with your students? Composers truly bring me in awe with their work and I am so honored to be interviewing a very well-known artist who I’ve wanted to have on the show forever. I thought it would be fun to end Season 3 of […] The post CPTP180: Melody Bober in Conversation appeared first on Top Music Co - Supporting Creative Music Teaching.

Duration:00:48:07

CPTP179: Finding Flow and Conquering Performance Anxiety with Siskind and Chiu

11/29/2019
Thanks for reading CPTP179: Finding Flow and Conquering Performance Anxiety with Siskind and Chiu from Top Music Co. How do you help yourself or your students deal with performance anxiety? It’s one of the things many teachers and students go through whether it be just in front of 1 person or a whole stadium. It can really be nerve-racking! Today’s episode is all about the challenges of performance. Further, we can help our […] The post CPTP179: Finding Flow and Conquering Performance...

Duration:01:08:33

CPTP178: Running Music Camps and Holiday Workshops in Australia [Case Study]

11/22/2019
Thanks for reading CPTP178: Running Music Camps and Holiday Workshops in Australia [Case Study] from Top Music Co. Are you open to the idea of exploring the world of music camps and holiday workshops in your area? Do you want to know what it takes to set these up? My guest today, Sofie Arhontoulis, has been a piano teacher in South Australia since 1994, teaching in schools and in her private studio, Saili […] The post CPTP178: Running Music Camps and Holiday Workshops in Australia [Case...

Duration:00:36:24

CPTP177: Are You Fit 4 Piano? Rae de Lisle Unpacks her Interactive Technique Book

11/15/2019
Thanks for reading CPTP177: Are You Fit 4 Piano? Rae de Lisle Unpacks her Interactive Technique Book from Top Music Co. What approach do you use when teaching technique to your students? Are you familiar with the techniques you should teach? My guest today, Rae de Lisle, is the author of Fit 4 Piano eBook, Associate Professor of Piano at the University of Auckland, and one of New Zealand’s foremost piano pedagogues. Her teaching has produced […] The post CPTP177: Are You Fit 4 Piano? Rae...

Duration:00:47:48

CPTP176: A Fireside Chat with Marvin Blickenstaff

11/8/2019
Thanks for reading CPTP176: A Fireside Chat with Marvin Blickenstaff from Top Music Co. What approach do you use in teaching your students, especially beginners? My guest on this podcast episode, Marvin Blickenstaff, is one of the most well-known and well-loved teachers in the US. He is a teacher, lecturer, performer and publisher with numerous honours and awards under his belt. His extensive background in piano as well as […] The post CPTP176: A Fireside Chat with Marvin Blickenstaff...

Duration:00:52:37

CPTP175: Top 10 Reasons to Book Your Piano Pivot Live Ticket NOW

11/1/2019
Thanks for reading CPTP175: Top 10 Reasons to Book Your Piano Pivot Live Ticket NOW from Top Music Co. Transcript If you’d like to download a PDF transcript of this episode, please click below. Have you booked your ticket to the Piano Pivot Live yet? In this episode, I shared the top 10 reasons you need to book your conference tickets now. Apart from discussing major event details, I also talked about some of […] The post CPTP175: Top 10 Reasons to Book Your Piano Pivot Live Ticket NOW...

Duration:00:34:15

CPTP174: How a 16 year old Teacher is Building an Online Empire with Alexa Madison

10/25/2019
Thanks for reading CPTP174: How a 16 year old Teacher is Building an Online Empire with Alexa Madison from Top Music Co. What can you learn from a 16-year old piano teacher about teaching, blogging, marketing, composing, selling and running a studio with 30 students? My guest today is 16-year old Alexa Madison who is a young piano teacher and budding composer moving her way up in piano teaching and business. She has successfully built a business […] The post CPTP174: How a 16 year old...

Duration:00:36:16

CPTP173: MTNA President Martha Hilley on 49 Years of Teaching and Mentoring the Next Generation

10/18/2019
Thanks for reading CPTP173: MTNA President Martha Hilley on 49 Years of Teaching and Mentoring the Next Generation from Top Music Co. How did your journey to music education start and where is it now? Are you engaging yourself in conferences, associations, and getting certifications that can support and build you up as a professional music educator? My guest today has had over 49 years of teaching in music education and has definitely made a mark in […] The post CPTP173: MTNA President...

Duration:00:55:47

CPTP172: Getting value from professional development with Amy Comparetto

10/11/2019
Thanks for reading CPTP172: Getting value from professional development with Amy Comparetto from Top Music Co. Have you ever considered joining a membership, attending a conference, getting coaching or studying further to expand your skill set and knowledge as a piano teacher but too worried about the cost of investment? My guest today is Inner Circle member, Amy Comparetto. She shares her experience on how she invests in her professional development […] The post CPTP172: Getting value...

Duration:00:36:50

CPTP171: How to Teach Piano Songwriting with Lisa Donovan Lukas [FREE DOWNLOAD]

10/4/2019
Thanks for reading CPTP171: How to Teach Piano Songwriting with Lisa Donovan Lukas [FREE DOWNLOAD] from Top Music Co. Have you thought about incorporating songwriting into your students’ piano lessons but just don’t know how or where to start? Lisa Donovan Lukas, author of The Young Musician’s guide to Songwriting shares valuable lessons from her book on her process to encourage both teachers and students to use their creativity and explore songwriting. Aside from […] The post CPTP171: How...

Duration:00:47:13

CPTP170: How one teacher makes $100,000+ teaching online with Brent Vaartstra

8/16/2019
Thanks for reading CPTP170: How one teacher makes $100,000+ teaching online with Brent Vaartstra from Top Music Co. Have you ever wished you could get into teaching online? Not just Skype or Facetime lessons but actually with passive income streams that mean you’re not trading time for money? That’s exactly what Brent Vaartstra has done and now he helps other musicians and music teachers do the same. Brent started out with a simple […] The post CPTP170: How one teacher makes $100,000+...

Duration:00:48:42

CPTP169: A chat with Musiclock creator Perttu Pölönen

8/9/2019
Thanks for reading CPTP169: A chat with Musiclock creator Perttu Pölönen from Top Music Co. MusiClock is one of my favourite apps. I use it in my lessons to make scales more interesting and to provide backing tracks for improvisations. I’m delighted to have its creator on the show today, Perttu Pölönen. Not only has Perttu created this fantastic app (at only 24!) he’s also working on a whole method […] The post CPTP169: A chat with Musiclock creator Perttu Pölönen appeared first on Top...

Duration:00:50:51

CPTP168: The Ultimate Piano Teaching Conference: Piano Pivot Live 2020

8/2/2019
Thanks for reading CPTP168: The Ultimate Piano Teaching Conference: Piano Pivot Live 2020 from Top Music Co. Have you ever been to a piano teaching conference and loved every single minute of it? Chances are, although you probably learned some great tips and met some awesome people, there was a bit of room for improvement. I’m putting on my first piano teaching conference in January 2020 in Melbourne and there a few […] The post CPTP168: The Ultimate Piano Teaching Conference: Piano Pivot...

Duration:00:43:47

CPTP167: 100% summer retention with Music Alive and Clinton Pratt

7/26/2019
Thanks for reading CPTP167: 100% summer retention with Music Alive and Clinton Pratt from Top Music Co. Have you ever wanted to do something a bit different for one of your recitals? What if you could also increase summer retention rates while you’re at it? That’s exactly what Clinton Pratt has done with his Music Alive concerts. Clinton holds these unique visual media concerts at the end of every summer and students […] The post CPTP167: 100% summer retention with Music Alive and Clinton...

Duration:00:42:07

CPTP166: From piano teacher to wedding pianist with Liz Craig

7/19/2019
Thanks for reading CPTP166: From piano teacher to wedding pianist with Liz Craig from Top Music Co. Have you ever thought about playing for weddings? Becoming a wedding pianist can be a great complementary income for piano teachers and a fantastic way to perform and keep up your playing chops as well as explore new music. Liz Craig has combined teaching with being a wedding pianist with great success and it now […] The post CPTP166: From piano teacher to wedding pianist with Liz Craig...

Duration:00:55:16

CPTP165: Building to 2000 students a week with Jonny Wilson

7/12/2019
Thanks for reading CPTP165: Building to 2000 students a week with Jonny Wilson from Top Music Co. Have you ever thought about building a music academy? Something on a large scale rather than just working as a solo teacher from home? Building a music academy with 2000 students a week is never going to be an easy road, but my guest today, Jonny Wilson, would tell you that it’s worth it. Listen […] The post CPTP165: Building to 2000 students a week with Jonny Wilson appeared first on Top...

Duration:00:54:04