I get very frustrated at the stories I hear of kids and adults quitting piano purely because of a bad teacher.
Have you or your child:
If you empathise with any of the above, then you’ve come to the right place, because I hate all those things too!!
My name’s Tim Topham and I’m a piano teacher based in Richmond, VIC. I’ve been playing since I was 8 and have been a teacher for more than 12 years.
I have an AMusA (distinction), BMus, DipEd and MBA and teach students of all ages, styles and experience from beginners to advanced students. I also teach music theory and basic composition.
In addition to playing and teaching piano, I have also worked as a music producer (aka “Fourth Nation” – this is one of my remixes on iTunes: Sounds of Then) and have done a fair bit of conducting and accompanying for musicals.
Most importantly: I’m fun, I’m very passionate about my work and I know you will have a ball learning with me!
I have been lucky to study with an eclectic bunch of teachers including Rosemary McIndoe, Steve Sedergreen (jazz), Glen Riddle, Louise Robertson-Glasgow (theory) and Caroline Almonte (classical), all of whom have given me a wide experience on which to draw for my teaching and a vast collection of fun and manageable repertoire ready for any level.
I pride myself on finding music that keeps my students having fun and wanting to learn and ensure that you get a holistic musical education and an understanding of how music works and even how to compose. Have a look at some of my videos on this blog and on my YouTube channel.
I love teaching adults as well as children and teenagers and I’m happy to work on music that YOU want to learn (as long as the basics are there, of course!). I believe strongly that sight-reading, chord reading, improvising, rhythm and a good ear are vital for playing the piano and I work hard to build up all these skills in my students.
I offer 60 minute lessons as suited to your level from my home studio in Richmond. If you want to experience an enjoyable, in-depth understanding of music from an experienced, professional and dedicated teacher, please get in touch.
Please call or email me if you have any questions or would like to book a lesson.
ps. see below for testimonials 🙂