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The main purpose of timtopham.com is to inspire and motivate piano teachers around the world with fresh ideas, relevant content, featured articles, online training, reviews and links. 

While I love sharing my ideas with you, I get just as much love out of reading and learning from other teachers. I therefore feel that it's important that as many people as possible get to share their knowledge and experience with others. 

While this is happening now happening regularly on Piano Teaching Facebook Groups, I've decided that it's about time that other people get to share their ideas on timtopham.com, so that we can all learn from what's going on in studios around the world.

I therefore invite your participation to help provide our valued community with quality articles and interesting insights from your own teaching. 

Who can become a writer?

Passionate, creative and articulate people with quality ideas to share, preferably from their own direct experience. 

While I'd love to post everyone's work, I'm very conscious that my readers have come to expect a high-level of content, readability and structure in articles. With this in mind, if you don't have example blog articles to read, I would need to see examples of previous writing.

Without wanting to re-invent the wheel, check out this Complete Guide to Writing Guest Articles which explains exactly how it works, what to expect and gives a list of resources. You can search google for more information if you're new to the idea of blogging or guest posting on blogs. 

Writers must be clear and concise and know exactly what they are talking about. You needn't have blogged before, but you need to know your stuff and be a confident wordsmith (especially spelling, grammar and punctuation). 

Not all submissions or applicants will be accepted. In order to maintain a high quality for our content, every article will undergo a review before acceptance.

Articles must be original and unpublished. Once published on timtopham.com, they remain the property of this website. You may choose to republish the article on your own site once it is live here, as long as there is a link back to its first appearance here. 

I would love to build-up a regular team of quality contributors, so if you're article is well-received, there may well be more opportunity to write for timtopham.com in the future. 

Benefits of writing for timtopham.com

  • Gain great exposure for your writing from a growing audience.
  • Have your content enjoyed by an appreciative readership of dedicated teachers.
  • Feature your photo, bio, links to social media and your own blog/website at the end of each article.
  • Help improve the lives of piano teachers and their students around the world.

There may be an opportunity for incentives and bonuses for writers but this will depend heavily on the quality and relevance of the content, length, comprehensiveness, traffic and interest generated and so forth. 

Content types and topics

If you're familiar with timtopham.com, you'll know that we tend to focus on the following topics:

  • Teaching popular music styles
  • Running an effective studio business: maximising income, effective marketing, online promotions, etc.
  • Teaching boys and teens
  • Using technology in the studio, digital pianos
  • Product, training, article reviews and information
  • Repertoire and teaching resources

What kind of content can I produce? 


  • Featured "evergreen" articles. Generally long-form articles that go into depth about one topic and provide considerable information for readers. Includes images, graphs, links to resources, quotes and fresh research and has ongoing appeal for teachers. Check out this guest post for ideas.
  • Infographics. You no doubt have seen these before. There's a whole page here
  • High-quality videos. These can be demonstration of teaching techniques, ideas for games, tutorials, etc. Videos tend to be some of the highest-ranking articles on blogs. 
  • Resources. Lists of articles, products, etc. that will save piano teachers' time. 

These are just a few ideas to get you thinking and it's by no means designed to be a comprehensive list. I will provide you with example articles if you'd be interested in writing on a particular topic.

Please be aware that I expect writers to regularly check comments on their articles and respond to these in a timely manner. This is vital for community-building, feedback and in order to seek greater depth of understanding.  

What's the next step?

Fill out this quick survey about yourself, your writing and your post ideas.

Leave any general comments below.

Thanks :)​

  • Valeria S. says:

    My name is Valeria Sanders.
    In 2013 I have graduated university NYU Journalism with bachelor’s degree in journalism. Since 2011, I have been in the business of content distribution and blogging. I have grown to be an expert in the field of writing and text editing. Currently employed by noplag.com where I help them with their blog. Also, recently began writing my local school newspaper. I would be happy to help you with your blogs, articles or other writing jobs. I recently read posts of yours and I would love the opportunity to share an article with you and your audience. What do you think, is this opportunity we could explore? The article is about should teachers and students be ‘friends’ in social media.
    Thank you!

  • Hi,

    Thanks for your response. Here is the topic on which I want to write an article for your websites “Benefits of Part time Jobs For Students in Malaysia”

    Regards,
    Robert Wilson
    Blogger at ChampionTutor

  • Ben says:

    Hello,

    My name is Ben and I’m a relationship manager at Getplacing, content marketing company specializing in PR, SEO and content strategy.
    We work with startups and established businesses on boosting their online visibility.

    To cut to the chase, I came across your website today and I wanted to start a relationship.
    We’re interested in running some sponsored/guest posts with you.

    Could you please give me quote? We aim long term partnership.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Best regards,
    Ben Maso
    Relationship Manager
    Getplacing.com

  • Jackson says:

    Hello,

    My name is Jackson, a passionate digital marketer. I am the founder and the lead content writer at primecopywriter.com.

    As prime copywriters, I have specialized in helping clients leverage content through a variety of copywriting services.

    Our small in-house team of copywriters, designers, copyeditors, and developers are among the most skilled and experienced in the industry, with a proven track record of success.

    I can help you develop awesome and engaging content. My writing tone is friendly, upbeat, encouraging, optimistic, open-minded, and professional. Just like a friend giving advice, informing or educating.

    If you are looking to start driving real results using content marketing, I am happy to work with you.

    Feel free to let me know, when we can get started.

    Many thanks,
    Jay Jackson.

  • Ashish Kumar says:

    Hello Sir/Ma’am,

    Being a blogger, I am a regular reader of your blog. I do truly like you way of researching and writing the blog with unique style and in easy way. I specially liked your article in which you showcased different aspects of considering job tactics and getting hired easily.

    As you have large number of followers, your blog carry unique content with an easy module of language to cater many people to be be a part of it.

    Since you publish guest posts of different blog authors on your niche, I request that you should also give me an opportunity to present my blog on your niche as it has a quality content and is of a real value.

    I understand the value and quality you need for the content and I assure you for giving such conditions added with it.

    Awaiting your positive response.

    Regards,

    Ashish Kumar

  • Joe Chidiac says:

    Hey there,

    I’m sure you get a ton of spammy submissions so I’ll get straight to the point – I’d love to submit a post for publishing on your site.

    I understand you’re keen on accepting posts, but i was wondering if I can put together first some ideas for the article topic/title for your approval?

    Thanks for your time!

    Joe Chidiac
    Pulse Managing Partner
    http://pulse-me.co/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-chidiac-17a392140/

  • John Alex says:

    Hello,

    I am running my own blog and I am interested in writing a guest post for your blog as I found it really unique and interesting. I love to dig new ideas and write about them. I would be cheerful if you give me a chance to write for your blog as a guest post submitter.

    I have a couple of topics that would be beneficial for your website and would grab reader’s attention as well.
    1. 12 tips for classroom readiness
    2. A Guide to Writing a Reaction Paper
    3. 10 Useful Strategies for College Students
    4. Ways to Improve Your Leadership Skills.
    5. 5 Best Software for Students
    6. 10 tips to help dyspraxia learners
    7. 10 tools for digital storytelling to class

    As soon as you reply to a topic, I will get started right away.
    I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.
    Thanks and Regards,
    John Alex

  • Hi There,

    Lesley contacted me to send out article suggestions here. Below are my suggestions.

    -Apps That Will Help You With Song Writing
    -Techniques of Song Writing
    -5 Tips In Composing Music

    Let me know your pick. I’m open to suggestions too!

  • Ben says:

    Hey Tim, have filled in the form with my ideas, hope to hear from you soon! Let me know if you didn’t receive it for any reason.

  • Susan Ayers says:

    Hello. I am a music teacher and writer. I’d like to submit something in finding and keeping music students or the pros and cons of online music lessons if you are interested, thanks!

  • Hello,

    My name is Kamy, I am an eLearning expert with ProProfs.com, a website for building and testing knowledge. Our tools are used by millions of users each month including companies like Sony, Dell and even Harvard & Yale.

    I have contributed articles to sites like SiteProNews, Tech.co, Datafloq and I was wondering whether you would be interested in having me contribute some articles to timtopham.com. For example, here are a couple of story ideas that I have for you:

    How LMS Beats Ecommerce for Selling Courses Online
    How Learning Management Software Helps HR
    Benefits of online tests & quizzes for students in Elearning

    Please let me know if you are interested, and I will be happy to send over articles for publication.

    Best,
    Kamy Anderson

  • Briana Renee says:

    Hi there,

    I’ve just visited your site and I was impressed by your post “BEST SELLING PIANO TEACHING RESOURCES OF 2016 [ACCORDING TO OUR READERS]” ( You may have noticed my share on Twitter ) and now I’m writing to you because I’d love to contribute a guest post to timtopham.com.

    Are you still accepting them at the moment?

    To give you an idea of the quality I’ll bring to your site, here’s few articles I’ve previously written:

    How To Find The Best Guitar Pedal For You
    http://playyourbeat.com/best-guitar-pedal/

    The Best Way On How To Play Piano With Both Hands
    http://playyourbeat.com/how-to-play-piano-with-both-hands/

    I have been brainstorming some interesting topics that I think your readers would get a ton of value from. If you still accept guestpost, I am happy to send them in the next email!

    Looking forward to hearing from you. Cheers and have a good day!

    Regards,

    Briana Renee

  • Susan says:

    Hello,

    Are you by chance looking for guest contributors on your blog at this time? If so I would love to contribute something.

    I am pretty well versed as a blogger, manage a few of my own websites and contribute to a couple more on a regular basis.

    I have a few title ideas that I think would fit well on your site, please let me know if you have a moment to take a look and I will send you some details.

    I would of course link back to any article I publish on your site and you are welcome to publish on one of my blogs as well if the mood strikes.

    Best regards.

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