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The best forums, websites and blogs for piano teachers

By Tim Topham | Piano Teaching

Jul 10

the best forums websites and blogs for piano teachers

Hopefully many of you are familiar the wealth of great resources for piano teachers on the web, but you’ve probably also realised that there is a lot of rubbish out there! Here is a list of my top picks on the web.

Firstly if you’re teaching in Victoria, Australia, make sure you are signed up to receive AMUSE emails by entering your email address on AMUSE. This will keep you in the loop with all the best PD, conferences, jobs, etc., much of which doesn’t get advertised any other way.


  • The Inner Circle, my own members-only community for piano teachers, featuring one of the most vibrant forums on the net. Forget the distractions and cat videos, just get the answers, support and content you need in one place.
  • PianoWorldForums – Great forum for piano teachers to post or respond to questions.  Includes forums about pianos, digital pianos, etc. and those for adult learners, performers, etc. – great for advanced and adult students.
  • ABRSM Exam Forums – Even if you don’t teach the ABRSM syllabus, this is a forum worth checking every couple of weeks.
  • PianoStreet – Lots of different topics and another great resource for sheet music.




  • IMSLP – just about every piece of classical music ready to download. Best resource for out-of-copyright music.


  • Book Depository – free worldwide delivery. Fast too. Highly recommended as it’s cheaper and much faster than Amazon. Best online bookstore by far.
  • Amazon – The everything store. Says it all, right?! Heaps of sheet music, digital instruments and accessories.
  • – great resource for sheet music. They have some music available for download, the rest you can have delivered. Delivery has taken up to 2 months to get to me in the past, so be aware it’s not quick, but they do have books that no-one else has at competitive prices.


I’m sure there are other great sites out there – please leave a comment if you know of any other goodies!


About the Author

Best-known for his blogging and teaching, Tim is also a well-respected presenter, performer and accompanist based in Melbourne, Australia. You can check him out on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.

  • San Antonio says:

    Informative post! its very helpful for those who want to learn piano or music education easily. thanks for sharing!

  • ronny24 says:

    You can share music playlist with the tool of

  • Hey Tim, thanks for the guide! It’s really interesting to read about the resources in Australia since we are piano teachers too but from a different country – Singapore! Just saying hi! 🙂

  • Sharon Lavie says:

    I would like to recommend this piano learning program

  • Amy Chaplin says:

    Hi Tim, just FYI, the link to your Sheet Music Bookmarks doesn’t seem to be working…at least for me. It says it has a redirect loop with too many redirects…

  • Wallace says:

    Hey guys, you should add to the list of piano learning tools. It’s pretty nice!

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    This is a very timely reminder to have a look at a few of my memos from last week! 🙂

  • Hi Tim – many thanks for the shout-out for my blog. And all the other useful links! 🙂

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