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Build a more fun and profitable music teaching studio

Guidance and resources to help you run a fulfilling, stress-free teaching studio

Are you feeling isolated, overwhelmed and underpaid?

If you’re exhausted on Sunday because you’ve taught another 60+ hour week and tried to keep up with everything you’ve had to do, you’re going to burn out. That’s the worst thing for you… and your students.

But it’s not your fault.

As music teachers, we’ve also got to organise a complex schedule, manage cancellations, invoice parents, make sure we get paid and somehow find the time for marketing to new students. Most of us spent years honing our musical skills, but received very little business or teaching training. We “fell into” teaching when we were young and never really set ourselves up as a business.

Imagine: You teach the hours you want, enjoy family dinner, AND smile when you see your bottom line.

We're here to tell you it's possible.

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  • Immerse yourself in pedagogy training and business coaching
  • Get support from other teachers and experts from around the world
  • Participate in our events and workshops
  • Set goals and work through our flagship courses
  • Get you the results you need…today

Over 1,000 music teachers have joined TopMusicPro

Here's why you should join them

Delight your students with more creative lessons
Need a confidence boost? Use our training courses, lesson plans and live teaching videos to create innovative, motivating and fun lessons for all your students.
Build the music studio of your dreams
Take the stress out of your studio marketing by following our step-by-step marketing and business courses to help you build the studio of your dreams.
Save $$ on studio expenses and professional training
Get FREE studio licensed sheet music each month as part of your membership. Our exclusive member discounts to various software solutions, sheet music stores and teaching aids will make running your business more cost-effective.
Feel supported every step of the way
Join our supportive, global community and you'll never feel isolated as a music teacher again. Have an easy way to contact, learn from and talk to expert teachers from around the world.

your ultimate teaching resource

Since 2016, TopMusicPro has helped hundreds of music teachers re-connect with today’s busy, overscheduled music students. We provide the resources, guidance and expertise to create more meaningful music lessons.

Whether you are a new teacher wanting to start a private teaching studio, or a teaching veteran looking to refresh your approach, TopMusicPro membership is the key to unlock all the creative teaching tools, business advice and support you need to become a more confident teacher and savvy business owner.

Don't just take our word for it

Here's what some of our members had to say about their membership:

Janelle

The teacher I would have loved

I’ve been teaching chording to all of my students this term – it’s totally amazing what they’re doing with it. I love teaching, and I have SOOO much to learn, and I LOVE the direction I’m heading. Due to TopMusicPro, I’m becoming the teacher I would have loved to have had!! Makes me excited to get up in the morning. I’m grateful for all you offer – it’s totally changed my professional life.

Alicen

I doubled my student numbers!

The TopMusicPro is fantastic. I used the Online Studio Launchpad Course to create my own website a couple of months ago and doubled my student numbers. Thanks so much for all your great courses – they are having a HUGE impact in my studio.

Eric

I was ready to quit

I am beyond grateful for the success that I have had in the past week. Going into the winter break and Christmas, I was pretty worried about my finances and managing my students. In the span of a week, I’ve gone from 12 to 18 students. I was on the brink of giving up and looking into other professions but now I can’t think of anything else I’d rather be doing. Thanks to all the support and guidance from TopMusicPro, my business is now off and running.

Lori

After 30 years, I’m still evolving.

I cannot tell you how much this site means to me. I am learning so much, and I’m evolving as a teacher. I have always been creative, but I didn’t have the basic knowledge of chords and the circle of 5ths and improv; I was strictly classically trained from a teacher who felt that chords belonged in bars! I have tried through the years to educate myself through different sites on my questions about chords, playing by ear, and I just didn’t find anything good. I am so so grateful that I found you!! So are my students! It’s exciting to grow and learn…I’ve been teaching piano for 30 years…I think I’m finally getting the hang of it!

Di

It’s helped me become more adaptable

I have used many ideas from the business and the creative areas, including your No Book Beginners and 4 Chord Composing Courses. All have helped me feel more up to date and helped me feel motivated to keep involved in the industry. Apart from my home students I teach music at a private school too so I feel like I have to please a wide customer base. Giving teachers like me the ability to adapt to different circumstances and student needs is what this community is all about.

Level up your teaching and business skills with over 50 on-line Courses

Your TopMusicPro membership gives you access to our growing library of over 50 comprehensive step-by-step video training courses.

Topics span everything from teaching technique to composing and how to teach pop music. Our business courses will get you started on marketing, building an amazing website all the way to teaching group lessons, building a music academy and beyond!

Access all 50+ Courses inside TopMusicPro Membership

Your studio or evolution membership entitles you to full access to our course academy

Playing with Preschoolers

Discover techniques and strategies for teaching piano to preschoolers.

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Group Lessons 101

Strategies for group learning with the Upbeat Piano teachers

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Winning With Group Guitar Teaching

Learn everything you need to successfully run a group guitar lesson program at your studio.

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Grade 1 Toolkit

An online course with practical strategies for teaching Grade 1 successfully

 

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Assess, Plan & Execute

How to get it all done, with Tara Wright

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The Complete Guide to Songwriting with Simon Rushby

Next-level composing with an industry expert.

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Guide to Hiring Teachers & Admin Assistants

Guide to Hiring Teachers & Admin Assistants Michael Gumley, here. We often get asked for advice regarding hiring teachers and other employees when you’re ready……

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Rockin’ Riffs – Creative Teaching Using Guitar Riffs

Welcome to Rockin’ Riffs – Creative Teaching Using Guitar Riffs Michael Gumley, here. In this course, we’ll cover: A 5-step bulletproof process for teaching riffs……

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Practice Hacks for Musicians by Noa Kageyama

The psychology behind practice strategies and how to more effectively teach practice skills.

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Teaching Guitar Scales: A Creative Approach

How to engage your guitar students with scales in new ways

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Teaching Your First 10 Guitar Lessons

Help brand new guitar students get started within the first 10 lessons

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Teaching Blues Guitar in 5 Levels

  Welcome to Teaching Blues Guitar in 5 Levels! Michael Gumley, here. Blues music is one of the most important genres for any aspiring guitar……

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Essential Teaching Concepts for Modern Guitar Teachers

Welcome to Essential Teaching Concepts for Modern Guitar Teachers! Michael Gumley, here. Music teaching is one of the oldest professions in the world but hasn’t……

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30 Guitar Teacher Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

  Welcome to 30 Guitar Teacher Mistakes and How to Avoid Them! Michael Gumley, here. It is often said that the definition of madness is……

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Guitar: How to Layer a Chord Progression in 10 Levels

Teach any student, no matter their level, how to play along to any song

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Studio Success Path

Take your studio from run-of-the-mill to stand-out success!

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Guitar Teacher’s Roadmap – Phase 5: Growing

Creating a successful guitar studio from start to finish

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Guitar Teacher’s Roadmap – Phase 2: Designing

Creating a successful guitar studio from start to finish

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Guitar Teacher’s Roadmap – Phase 3: Teaching

Creating a successful guitar studio from start to finish

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Guitar Teacher’s Roadmap – Phase 4: Developing

Creating a successful guitar studio from start to finish

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Guitar Teacher’s Roadmap – Phase 1: Planning

Creating a successful guitar studio from start to finish

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Lesson Prep Quest

Travel to studios throughout the world and learn top tips for preparing and planning lessons

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Preparing Students for Jazz Band

With jazz expert Bradley Sowash, learn how to interpret and voice chord symbols, accompany improvisers, work within a rhythm section, and understand stock jazz band styles

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Teaching Students with Special Needs

Learn about different learning needs and how to approach them in music lessons with Selena Pistoresi, the creator of the Milestone Method

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Other topics include teaching with technology, group and buddy lessons, how to teach theory, marketing and advertising, and more.

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Find new repertorire for your students

  • Immerse yourself in pedagogy training and business coaching
  • Get support from other teachers and experts from around the world
  • Participate in our events and workshops
  • Set goals and work through our flagship courses
  • Get you the results you need…today

Save BIG with our discounts

20% OFF Musicnotes

All TopMusicPro Studio and Evolution members receive 20% off all Musicnotes sheet music

MyMusicStaff 90 Day Free Trial

Our favourite Studio management software – now with a 90-day trial for new sign ups

25% OFF Tonara membership

Get your students to practise more.. for less! Receive a whopping 25% discount on your Tonara subscription

75% off at OfficeMax

75% off Preferred products at US stores and online

30% off all Tonebase Plans for TopMusicPro Members

Learn from world-class musicians and pedagogues with 30% savings

30% off LessonMate Subscription

Say goodbye to makeup lessons forever!

Over 20 discounts in all including method books, software and subscriptions!

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Nicola Cantan

Games and Online Community Expert

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Nicola Cantan

Games and Online Community Expert

Nicola Cantan is a piano teacher, author, blogger and creator of imaginative and engaging teaching resources. Nicola’s Vibrant Music Teaching Library is helping teachers all over the world to include more games and off-bench activities in their lessons, so that their students giggle their way through music theory and make faster progress. Nicola also runs a popular blog, Colourful Keys, where she shares creative ideas and teaching strategies, and hosts regular training events for piano teachers.

Melanie Bowes

Group Teaching Expert

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Melanie Bowes

Group Teaching Expert

Educational consultant and founder of the KeyNotes group teaching program.

Leila Viss

Technology Specialist

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Leila Viss

Technology Specialist

Leila Viss is an internationally-renowned blogger, author, speaker and teacher, well-known for her creative and tech-focussed teaching. She’s the author of the iPad Piano Studio and runs regular teacher training webinars with another TMP Expert, Bradley Sowash.

Bradley Sowash

Composer and Jazz pianist

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Bradley Sowash

Composer and Jazz pianist

Bradley Sowash has been a driving force behind creativity in piano teaching for many years, having introduced the world to the eye-ear revolution. “I want others to experience all the fun I have improvising at the piano. That is why I enjoy helping fellow pianists rediscover their latent creativity.” Bradley constantly teaches piano improvisation through his his books, blogs, workshops, webinars, and online group pop/jazz piano lessons through his site bradleysowash.com

Lyndel Kennedy

Improvisation Specialist

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Lyndel Kennedy

Improvisation Specialist

Lyndel Kennedy has spent over 30 years teaching students to discover, own and love their unique, musical personality. Through her program, Play a Story, she empowers students of all ages and proficiencies to enjoy creating their own music while laying key theoretical foundations to build on for a musical lifetime. She conducts workshops all over the world, inspiring and nurturing teachers to help students explore their Inner Musician from the very first lesson.

Glory St Germain

Music Theory Expert

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Glory St Germain

Music Theory Expert

Glory is the founder, CEO and author of the Ultimate Music Theory Series. She brings over 35 years of remarkably successful teaching experience to the development of the UMT Series and her role as an TMP Expert. She is a Registered Music Teacher, sought-after clinician and a Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner (NLP) and can’t wait to help members with their teaching and theory questions.

Jennifer Foxx

Summer camp and event specialist

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Jennifer Foxx

Summer camp and event specialist

Jennifer Foxx is passionate about inspiring and motivating students to succeed in music through play and creativity. A piano teacher, blogger (Music Educator Resources), presenter and music educational resource & curriculum developer, Jennifer Foxx loves to share music resources, teach and connect with music educators from all around the world.

Sara Campbell

Educator and Coach

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Sara Campbell

Educator and Coach

Sara is a piano and voice entrepreneur who loves to educate (and entertain!) fellow teachers by sharing creative teaching ideas and business practices. She’s an active blogger at SarasMusicStudio.com, FB Live Personality and co-host at Upbeat Piano Teachers, and Resident Piano Pro at Musical U. Outside of the piano world, Sara also works a group of independent voice teachers at The Speakeasy Cooperative. Her passions include yoga, cats, wine, and working as a business coach for fabulous teachers all around the world.

Tom Donald

Jazz, Adults and Marketing Specialist

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Tom Donald

Jazz, Adults and Marketing Specialist

JAZZ, ADULTS AND MARKETING SPECIALIST AT LONDON CONTEMPORARY SCHOOL OF PIANO
A passionate advocate for the use of chords and improvisation in all music learning, Tom is a champion of the struggling adult amateur and delights in connecting them with their inner genius. Born in the remote Australian town of Coonabarabran, since age 16, Tom has led numerous touring bands, and produced a variety of albums in collaboration with American jazz vocalists and film directors. Tom is a passionate music educator and is the author of the “Harmony Method”. This is a revolutionary approach to teaching classical, jazz and popular harmony on piano. In 2011, he established the London Contemporary School of Piano, with the backing of many early adopters of his piano teaching methods. The school has now taught over 500 students from over 20 different countries and continues to thrive in partnership with Blüthner pianos.

Christina Kay

Online Teaching Specialist

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Christina Kay

Online Teaching Specialist

ONLINE TEACHING SPECIALIST AT CREATIVE KEYS PIANO TUITION
Christina Kay is the director of Creative Keys Piano Tuition situated on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Christina dynamically integrates music technology with traditional methodologies, and has a an established 10-year evolution of online lessons, which augments a 30-year history of student music excellence and success. Her qualifications, which include a Bachelor of Music majoring in piano performance; an Advanced Diploma of Arts (music) and; Certificates 3 and 4 in Children’s Services, all enrich her student’s pedagogical experience.

Carol Matz

Composer, Author, Arranger

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Carol Matz

Composer, Author, Arranger

COMPOSER, AUTHOR, ARRANGER AT INTERACTIVE PIANO METHOD
Carol Matz has composed, authored, and arranged over 300 published titles for piano students. An experienced piano teacher herself, Carol has presented numerous piano-teaching workshops throughout the United States, Canada, England, New Zealand, and Australia. She is well known for her Famous & Fun series (published by Alfred Music). Carol studied composition, arranging, and orchestration at the University of Miami, and has written for a variety of ensembles including orchestra, jazz big band, brass quintet, and string quartet. Her work also includes studio arrangements for a number of artists in Miami-area recording studios.

Danny Thompson

Expert Business and Marketing Coach

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Danny Thompson

Expert Business and Marketing Coach

EVOLUTION EXPERT BUSINESS AND MARKETING COACH, PODCASTER, PROFESSIONAL DRUMMER AT MUSIC LESSON BUSINESS ACADEMY
Danny Thompson is the host of The Music Lesson Business Academy podcast and owner of the Music Factory School of music in Costa Mesa California. A constant student of business, Danny enjoys sharing business ideas, tips, and trends with members of his coaching program. After 20 years in upper management at The Guitar Center corporation, Danny went back into music full time and has since toured the world extensively and recorded multiple albums with his band Face to Face. He has appeared on Radio Shows such as ” Love Line” with Dr. Drew and has made various TV and radio appearances. When not playing music or talking business, Danny enjoys motorcycles, bicycles, Flying, and hanging out with pitbull, Triumph.

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  • Music Teacher Startup Course (value $799)
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  • Learn from elite experts and music entrepreneurs
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