Build a more fun and profitable music teaching business

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.

Inside TopMusicPro you can

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 1000 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 piano teacher again. Have an easy way to contact, learn from and talk to expert teachers from around the world.

TopMusicPro is your ultimate teaching resource

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

Whether you are a new teacher wanting to start a piano 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:

Level up your teaching and business skills with 30+ Online Courses

 

Your TopMusicPro membership gives you access to our growing library of over 30 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 lesson, building a music academy and beyond!

Here’s a sample of some of our most popular topics:

 

Piece by Piece Masterclass Series

Learn to teach historical repertoire to intermediate students accurately with direction and confidence.

 

Teaching Students with Special Needs

Follow a practical, surefire step-by-step action plan to effectively teach students with special needs and set all your students up for success.

 

Preschool No Book Beginners

Start young beginners in a creative, exploratory and FUN curriculum to ignite their love for music.

 

Teen and Transfer Student Toolkit

Discover proven strategies for teaching teens and transfer students successfully

 

Make More, Teach Less with Pairs, Buddies & Labs

Discover the advantages of buddy, pair, and group lessons, and how to decide what is best for you and your studio.

 

Technique Foundations and Transformations

Set a solid foundation for your students and learn from the experts about elementary, intermediate and advanced technique.

 

Build your Music Studio Website on WordPress

Follow a step by step guide to set up a studio website, Facebook page, and Google My Business account from scratch

 

Taking the Lead: Lead sheets from Lesson 1

Learn to teach students to play from lead sheet playing and arrange their favourite songs

 

Four Chord Composing

Take your students from the basics of chords right through to writing their very own complex chord compositions

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

Enjoy Free Monthly Sheet Music

DOWNLOAD A FRESH MULTI-LEVEL, STUDIO LICENSED COLLECTION OF SHEET MUSIC FROM A NEW COMPOSER EVERY MONTH

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Are you ready to revolutionise your teaching?

Join the world's largest creative piano teaching membership

Find new repertoire for students

Never feel stuck for repertoire choices again. Use our searchable database of repertoire to find your student's next piece.

Quickly find new pieces for your students
Search based on age, level and musical interest
Community-sourced and vetted
Perfect for finding that next recital piece!
Join TopMusicPro 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

 

FREE Tonebase membership

Learn from world-class musicians and pedagogues.

 

30% off LessonMate Subscription

Say goodbye to makeup lessons forever!

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

Get support from expert teachers

LEARN FROM THE BEST

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Nicola Cantan

Games and Online Community Expert
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Melanie Bowes

Group Teaching Expert
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Leila Viss

Technology Specialist
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Bradley Sowash

Composer and Jazz pianist
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Lyndel Kennedy

Improvisation Specialist
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Glory St Germain

Music Theory Expert
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Jennifer Foxx

Summer camp and event specialist
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Sara Campbell

Educator and Coach
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Tom Donald

Jazz, Adults and Marketing Specialist
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Christina Kay

Online Teaching Specialist
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Carol Matz

Composer, Author, Arranger
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Danny Thompson

Expert Business and Marketing Coach

Discover your new favourite teaching resource

Prep amazing lessons with our step-by-step lesson plans
Connect with other teachers in our private forums
Improve your teaching by watching live teaching videos
Be invited to masterminds, member-only events and challenges
Access everything using our dedicated member app
Get a listing on our member directory (coming soon!)

Explore it all. Join TopMusicPro today.

Start your journey

LET US GUIDE AND MENTOR YOU TO ACHIEVE MORE THAN YOU DREAMED POSSIBLE.

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Lite

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Join the Community

$100

/per year

Selected Discounts, Tools and Support.

  • Free monthly sheet music
  • Digital access to PianoBenchMag back issues
  • Selected discounts
  • Community forum access
  • Ongoing webinar replay access
  • Free Member App (Android/iOS)
  • Note: Courses not available on Lite plan

Studio

30+ Academy Courses

$39

/per month

Studio

30+ Academy Courses

$399

/per year

Best deal! Access all courses, downloads and the roadmap and let us shine a path on your development.

  • Everything in LITE, plus:
  • Full access to all 30+ Academy courses
  • Find the right course using our Course Compass
  • Discover new teaching repertoire with Repertoire Detective
  • Access the TopMusicPro library of lesson plans and teaching tools
  • 1000+ hours of teaching videos, workshops, events
  • Watch member-exclusive webinars and demonstrations
  • Complimentary studio tours and website reviews

Evolution

Break Through to the Next Level

$79

/per month

Evolution

Break Through to the Next Level

$599

/per year (4 months free!)

For entrepreneurial teachers looking for help with scaling, hiring, building and online business development

  • Everything in Studio, plus:
  • Connect directly with Tim Topham in twice-monthly online business masterminds
  • Exclusive "Next-level" course access
  • Private evolution forums
  • Music Teacher Startup Course (value $799)
  • Build a Music Academy Course
  • Secrets to building a bulletproof music teaching business
  • Learn from elite experts and music entrepreneurs
  • Free premium seller account at TopMusicMarketplace
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30-Day Money Back Guarantee

I understand that confirming your membership is a significant decision, so if you purchase a subscription and, within the first month, realise that this is not the right fit for you, simply send a message and I will refund your money immediately.

 

Learn and grow as a piano teacher... no matter how long you've been teaching!

Access your membership on any device

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE MEMBERS' APP FOR ON-THE-GO ACCESS TO COURSES, LESSON PLANS AND RESOURCES. GET INSTANT POP-UP NOTIFICATIONS WHEN YOUR QUESTIONS ARE ANSWERED IN OUR FORUMS.

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Frequently asked questions

Is TopMusicPro the place for me?

  • If you're one of my blog readers, video watchers or podcast listeners, then you're probably a perfect fit for TopMusicPro. However, just in case, scroll back to the section above called "Is TopMusicPro right for you?" to check.

I can’t afford this. I’ve only got a small studio!

  • It’s important to view your TopMusicPro membership as a business investment, rather than a personal expense.
  • If you’d like to grow your student numbers and create a sustainable business, then investing in TopMusicPro will help you achieve that goal much faster than working on your own.
  • In addition, because this is a business investment, you should aim to cover your membership from your studio admin fees and deduct it from your business account.
  • For example, let's say you teach 30 students. If you charge an admin fee of just $15 per student for the year, you've easily covered the cost of your membership. This is how many members invest in their business without it coming out of their own ‘back pocket’.
  • Try and consider your subscription as part of a bigger picture growth strategy for you and your studio. Oh and remember, it's likely to be a tax deductible business expense (depending on your jurisdiction).

How is this community different to the Facebook groups I follow?

  • We find there are three big problems with Facebook groups: it’s too easy to get distracted, there’s too much complaining and it’s really difficult to search.
  • TopMusicPro's exclusive forums are designed around your needs and development. Without the noise of Facebook and its cat videos and whingers, you can get straight to work, asking the questions you need and getting responses from around the world.
  • You can easily search anything on the site (including all discussions) using a dedicated search bar at the top of every page.
  • Only members and our invited TMP Expert Teachers are allowed to use the forums, so you get the best possible answers from the most experienced teachers, without all the distractions and complications. And you can access it all from your very own dedicated app.

Is all the content available straight away?

  • Yes. When you become a member, you get access to everything that's relevant to the tier you signed up for. The only thing that isn't there is the stuff we're still creating :)

What if I'm already a great teacher with a full studio? Is there any point?

  • By sharing your own ideas and helping other teachers, you'll develop and grow as a teacher. Regardless of how experienced we are, there are always new things to learn and try and being inside TopMusicPro is the BEST way to keep on top of new developments in our industry.
  • Lots of our members have big studios, contracted teachers and even multiple locations and they choose to continue their membership to pass on their knowledge to other teachers.

Will you be adding new content or is it all there already?

  • New content is added regularly as we continue to develop new courses, lesson plans and downloads. In addition, all the items uploaded by members and our TopMusicPro Experts are freely available to use in your own teaching. That's why the forums are such a great place for sharing ideas.

How do I get value for money?

  • We’ll email you a weekly update of new releases, features, upgrades, top discussions and courses so you can get an overview of what’s been happening, even if you’ve been busy. We also do a monthly member update sharing some of the bigger feature releases and upcoming dates for your calendar.
  • Members see the best returns by committing a small amount of time each week to pop into the forums, share their thoughts, ask questions and generally get involved.
  • And remember that if you charge around $US40-60 per lesson, then the cost of TopMusicPro Membership is less than the income from just one of your lessons each month. Can you afford not to be involved?

Do I receive anything in the mail when I join?

  • TopMusicPro is 100% online. There is no mailed information, however from time to time we do like to surprise our members, so you never know!

What if I want to cancel my membership?

  • If you decide that membership isn't right for you, you have 30 days in which to cancel according to my 100% money-back guarantee.
  • If you do decide to cancel, while we'll be very sad to see you go, you'll be able to do this yourself with a few mouse clicks through your "My Account" page.

What's the difference between the 3 tiers?

  • Our first tier, the Lite tier, is great for teachers who are looking specifically for quality sheet music, a fun magazine to read and access to our previous webinars. It does NOT include any of our courses, lesson plans, or other academy downloads, however.
  • Most teachers will get the best value from a Studio membership. This will give you access to pretty much everything that TopMusicPro has to offer - it includes everything from the Lite offer, PLUS our courses, repertoire detective, our entire academy stuffed full of workshops, lesson plans, live teaching, webinars, downloads, cheat sheets, quick wins and so on. You will also get access to our very cool discounts on Musicnotes and Tonebase.
  • If you are a 'next-level' teacher, looking to expand your business by opening a music academy or by branching out into other areas of business, our evolution membership will be the perfect match for you. It includes the popular Music Teacher Startup Course, coaching options and higher-level marketing courses that will accelerate your new business ventures.

Still not sure?

If you still have queries that haven't been answered here, please contact the TopMusic Team

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