In today’s show, we’re joined by Tim Topham, the brilliant mind behind TopMusic. A seasoned entrepreneur and piano maestro, Tim takes us through his unconventional journey from piano teacher to innovator, exploring the misalignment between traditional teaching methods and students’ preferences. This episode unveils Tim’s latest masterpiece, the “No Book Beginners” book, challenging the norm of relying on method books for beginner piano students. Discover the vital importance of introducing dynamics, singing, and other musicality skills before delving into reading. Tim also shares personal insights, unveiling the pivotal role of sight-reading, accompaniment, and music creation in his own musical journey. He wraps it up with a golden nugget of wisdom for our listeners. Tune in and revolutionize your approach to teaching with insights that resonate across musical disciplines!
Tim Topham is the founder and director of TopMusic. Tim hosts the popular Integrated Music Teaching Podcast, blogs regularly at staging.topmusic.co and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as integrated teaching, creativity, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, California Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.
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