There's nothing like getting together with other dedicated, innovative and inspiring teachers and learning about new ideas to improve your teaching, business and studio. Find out more about what's happening on timtopham.com below.
If you tend to open a method book in the first three lessons with a new student, then I'd like to change your thinking about what's possible.
Engaging beginners with fun, creative activities is by far the best way of sparking their curiosity and engaging them in lessons. Let me show you the creative potential of your teaching without even opening a method book.
If you're a classically-trained teacher, then chances are the chord-based nature of playing and teaching pop music may be a little foreign to you.
Let me help you with the biggest issues facing teachers of pop music: simplifying music that's too hard, playing the rhythms and what to do about YouTube tutorials.
Paul Harris, one of the world's leading experts on music education and author of hundreds of titles including "The Virtuoso Teacher" joins me to discuss his approach to teaching in the 21st Century.
We explore the impact of technology, how motivation is changing, how to get kids to practice and how his Simultaneous Learning approach to music teaching can help you make the most of the limited time you have with students.
Looking to grow your studio but unsure of the best places to spend your marketing dollars? Want to know what works and what doesn't so you do waste your time or money?
Find out all the tricks and tips for maximising your studio marketing in this free 1 hour webinar.
Would you like a simple, creative piano lesson idea that you can use for students of any age or ability and that doesn't require any books or materials?
If that sounds like fun, then please join this free training when I show you exactly how I do this by teaching the Blues.
You'll love it.. and so will your students. I actually guarantee it!
Ever thought about how you can expand your income by teaching online? Keen to use Skype but not sure about how it all works? Need some teaching strategies?
Whether it's a snow day, a student is sick or you want to expand your teaching around the world, this webinar will have you up and running in no time.
Do you feel overwhelmed with all the tasks you have to manage? Feel like you never get any time to do what you want to do?
Find out the Top 5 Free Tools that you can use to enhance your productivity, automate tasks and streamline your studio business so that you can enjoy more free time.
Tim is very excited to have been asked to guest present at the 88 Creative Keys 3-day teacher workshops to be held in Denver Colorado from 19 - 22 July 2017.
Tim will be co-teaching with Bradley Sowash and Leila Viss on topics covering technology, group teaching, improvising, creative teaching and heaps more. Teachers will be able to try things out in our group piano lab and mingle with other teachers from around the world.
To find out more about the workshops and book your place, head to the88 Creative Keys website
Tim will again be presenting at the Australasian Piano Pedagogy Convention 10-14 July at the University of Adelaide.
Tim will be hosting two workshops: one on "Tetris v Pacman: Teaching Notation in the 21st Century" and another exploring the "Modern Teachers' Toolkit".
To find out more and book a place at this event, please click here.
Tim has been invited back to speak at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, to be held from 26 - 29 July 2017 in Lombard, Chicago.
Tim will be presenting a practical session in the group keyboard lab all about teaching harmonisation, called: "Harmonising 101: What Every Student Needs to Know to Understand Music".
This will be an experiential workshop that will guide you through the simple ways that you can introduce harmony, chords and progressions right from the beginning lessons and why this is such an important part of modern piano teaching.
To find out more about the conference and to book your place, head to the NCKP 2017 website.
Tim is again Keynote Speaker for the "DayTime" series of 1-day music technology in education workshops hosted by MusicEdNet.
These 1-day conferences are held around Australia and New Zealand and Tim (above) will be giving the keynote on "The Entreprenuerial Musician".
Click here for more information and to reserve your seat.