Over 5 days this December, we will work together to plan your piano studio for 2018.
It's called the 5 Day Piano Pivot (5DPP) and it's a free online challenge that I'm running in conjunction with Nicola Cantan of colourfulkeys.ie.
Each day, we'll be going live in the Vibrant Music Studio Teachers Facebook Group (details of how to join will be emailed to you) when we will take you through a number of tasks in the 5DPP Playbook.
If you join us live, you'll be able to ask questions, get involved and make the most of the interactive nature of a Facebook Live video.
If you can't join us live or don't use Facebook, that's totally cool too. I'll be emailing you the details after each session so you won't miss out.
You will be joined by hundreds of teachers like you, on a mission to beat overwhelm, set achievable goals, pivot your teaching and get set for a rockin' 2018!
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This idea is typical of Tim Topham - smart, technologically bang-up-to-date and full of useful and worthwhile content. He brings a freshness and enthusiasm to the field of piano teaching that is both infectious and delightful. Subscribe and learn!
Ground breaking work you're doing in the field of piano pedagogy.
It is so amazing to me to be able to connect with fellow teachers around the world and exchange ideas and ask for help. Piano teaching used to be such a 'lonely' job but not so much these days!
This is your 5DPP planning document.
It's a full-colour workbook that you can download, print out and refer to as you plan your pivot.
This will become your plan and strategy leading into 2018.
You'll receive your flashy new playbook by email as soon as you register.
Hi, we're Tim and Nicola, and as piano teachers our passion is supporting a more creative approach to music education in piano studios around the world.
Working together with our members, we have created a global community of leading piano teachers, called the Inner Circle, who help each other each day by sharing cutting edge ideas and supporting action.
We love creating resources to help teachers just like you to grow your studio, teach in a more fun and creative way and build a leading teaching business.
If you feel like you're treading water or you're overwhelmed by the quantity of information on the internet, the 5 Day Piano Pivot is your chance to learn cutting leading edge tools that can achieve in your studio and help you take action today.
With us by your side, decide what you need to do to maximise your students' learning and take action today.
This is one of the most comprehensive and exciting change programs we've ever offered to studio owners around the world and it's 100% free.
Click below to join us today and we look forward to meeting you in December.
As a result of the 4 week challenge my small studio has almost doubled in numbers. I had 8 pupils before the challenge and after this week I now have 14 pupils and 3 more who I am waiting to hear back from. This is still all alongside my day job!
Taught a first lesson to a new student yesterday and her Mom said, “Wow. How did you learn to teach piano like this? Is this how you were taught? Because it sure isn't how we were taught as kids.” My answer was learning from YOU! A big shout out to Tim Topham for all his resources."
I love feeling "seen", like I'm not just a name on a screen, it's just wonderful! I feel like I've found my music soulmate in a website! Everything I read, watch, print, listen to.....boy it just hits the creative spot for me! I'm just over the moon about what I've found and I know I've just started to scratch the surface!
Tim is a creator of enterprising, innovative ideas for music educators. Tim's passion is helping teachers maximise student engagement through creativity, technology and innovation. Tim's Inner Circle is an online professional development community for piano teachers that supports and resources teachers looking to be more creative in their approach. Tim's writing and training courses have been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher and various journals and music publications in Australia and the USA. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.
Nicola Cantan is a piano teacher, author, blogger and creator of imaginative and engaging teaching resources. She loves getting piano students learning through laughter, and exploring the diverse world of music making; through improvisation, composition and games. Nicola's Vibrant Music Teaching Library is helping teachers all over the world to include more games and off-bench activities in their lessons, so that their students giggle their way through music theory and make faster progress. Nicola also runs a popular blog, Colourful Keys, where she shares creative ideas and teaching strategies, and hosts regular training events for piano teachers.