Want to become part of a community of the most creative piano teachers in the world?

Join us in the Inner Circle. Membership is now open.

 

Does this sound like you?

You're a piano teacher looking for support, advice and solutions to all your teaching and business-related questions.

You'd like guidance as you incorporate technology, teach more creatively and grow your studio.

You wish you could just ask a world-class expert when something comes up without paying a ton of money or waiting for another conference.

You'd love a 'one stop shop' for lesson plans, training videos and teaching resources.

our community

The Inner Circle is a community of piano teachers who want to teach more than just the same old thing in the same old way day after day, year after year. 

It's a place for piano teachers to learn and share what's working and what's not working. It's a place to give your ideas and receive feedback. ​It's a place to be happy about your teaching. 

Members share an entrepreneurial approach to both teaching and business. They create innovative lessons for their students while building business structures that support their goals. 

We bring together our members with one goal: to improve the quality of music education for students around the world, sharing in an online community where you can make real connections.

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Marie Lee
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Wendy Love
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Karen Lien
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Jennifer Foxx
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Sarah Kirby

A one-stop shop for creative inspiration

The Inner Circle is a piano teacher's one-stop shop for creative inspiration! Not only do you get all of Tim's secret formulas for making piano come alive for your students, but you get to collaborate with other teachers from all over the world. I've already purchased several helpful books or read informative articles that others have suggested. Exciting to be a part of something so innovative.

It's got me practising more!

Well what can I say about the Inner Circle – it's fabulous! I love the amount of information and teaching ideas that I have come across so far and I still have plenty to explore. I love hearing what other teachers have to say about how they teach and the resources they use. It’s also been a boost to my self-confidence as a teacher to know that I am on the right track with my teaching when I read what other teachers are doing and realise that I do a lot of the same things.

Created a new-look website with help from the IC

I have Tim to thank for the new look of my website. In his website critique forum, he gave me excellent suggestions on the website improvements. As for the focus tools, I was inspired by Tim, too. Because of the question he asked in the member spotlight, I started writing a blog about my number one teaching tool.

The Teaching Videos are Brilliant!

Did you ever wish on occasion that you could be a fly on the wall in somebody else's music studio observing their teaching? Well, that is just a taste of what you can find in the Inner Circle. Tim Topham shares teaching videos, workshops, holds mastermind groups, how-to videos and more. The community forum is an added benefit where teachers can share, ask questions and collaborate. The Inner Circle is the place to be.

Finding new ways to run my studio

Wow! I can’t believe the first challenge is completed! As someone that is very list-oriented, this was exactly what I needed to get my studio ready to start the school year up again in September. It helped keep me on track and accountable with finishing that list of things I’d been letting slide. The inspiration that comes from everyone else’s ideas and thoughts is also invaluable. Seeing everyone else’s goals was a great way to get a new perspective on ways to run a studio. I am really looking forward to the next challenge!

Your member benefits

Members' Only Access

You'll have access to all of my resources including worksheets, videos and plans when you need them.

Access to Experts

Join the best-known teaching experts from around the world as they give you ideas and answer your questions.

Member Training

Attend regular online masterminds and training to ensure you're always current with the latest educational strategies.

Member Discounts

Access exclusive discounts on training, sheet music, products and services from our trusted Inner Circle partners.

Member Forums

Spark a discussion, ask questions, share ideas and feel supported in our private member forums.

Challenges

Our member-only challenges keep you fresh, inspired and motivated to grow and develop as a teacher.

Ready to join us?

Monthly
Membership

$39 pm

Full access, no lock-in contracts. 

  • Private Member Forums
  • Teacher Challenges
  • Networking
  • All Resources & Training
  • QnA/Mastermind Sessions
  • Expert Access
  • Support
  • PianoFlix Access
  • Digital Downloads
  • Cancel/Upgrade Anytime

Pay just $39 to get started right now.

All prices in $US

Annual
Membership

$399 pa

Best Value! That's 2 months free.

  • Private Member Forums
  • Teacher Challenges
  • Networking
  • All Resources & Training
  • QnA/Mastermind Sessions
  • Expert Access
  • Support
  • PianoFlix Access
  • Digital Downloads
  • Save 36% by going annual

Pay $399 now for a year's access.

All prices in $US

Meet some of our experts

I've invited world class experts in music education, business and piano instruction to join the community to help answer your questions, challenge your thinking and inspire your teaching. 

Click on a photo to find out more.

Leila Viss
Technology Specialist

Carol Matz
Composer & Arranger

Bradley Sowash
Composer & Jazz Pianist

Tracey Selle
Teacher & Presenter

Nick Ambrosino
Author, Speaker, Coach

improvising for beginner students

Lyndel Kennedy
Improvisation Specialist

Paul Myatt
Music Ed Entrepreneur

Daniel McFarlane
Composer, Teacher, Presenter

Partner sign-up bonuses

MyMusicStaffStudio Business Software

If you want to streamline your business processes and take the headaches out of scheduling, billing, reporting and communication, MyMusicStaff is your solution. Get a 90 day free access trial when you join the Inner Circle.

PianoSafariLooking for the best Beginner Method?

PianoSafari is the new beginner method by Dr Julie Knerr and Katherine Fisher featuring improvising, rote pieces, technical work and exciting reading pieces that I use with young beginners. Get 10% off every order online.

Inter@ctive Piano MethodCarol Matz's Own Beginner Method

Carol Matz, one of the world's best-known composers and arrangers and IC Expert Teacher, has created a beginner method combined with a fun, interactive online experience. IC members get 15% off all Interactive Piano teaching resources. 

NoviscoreOnline Sheet Music Arrangements

Noviscore has some of the best arrangements available of pop music online. Arrangements come in 4 levels of difficulty to suit any student and are written by pianists. Inner Circle members get 25% off ongoing. You won't find this anywhere else.

Discover the Art of ImprovInner Musician

Ever wondered how cool it would be if your students could create music using film, sound and story? IC members get an ongoing 10% off Inner Musician teacher memberships from IC Expert Teacher Lyndel Kennedy. 

AirturnIndustry-leading Bluetooth Page Turner

Get 15% off all purchases on the AirTurn online store. AirTurn not only supplies the famous Bluetooth page turners, but a whole variety of tech accessories for your studio. Check it out today - you'll wonder how you ever read music before!

Elena Cobb PublishingOnline Sheet Music

Tired of all your old repertoire books? Looking for help teaching jazz to beginners? Needs some fun, modern music? When you join, you'll get 10% off any purchase at elenacobb.com when you browse her extensive catalogue of sheet music.

Music Eductor ResourcesOnline Training Courses

Get 10% off any online course from Inner Circle Expert Teacher: Jennifer Foxx. Courses include "Creating a Studio Policy and Sticking to it!" and "Make More Teach Less: a Guide to running the best Summer Camps".

Live Online Improv LessonsBradley Sowash Music

Learn to improvise in live online group lessons with master teacher and Inner Circle Expert, Bradley Sowash. Members get a huge 20% off courses designed to support piano teachers get more creative in their playing and teaching. 

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Vincent Arcega
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Anne Kavanagh
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Jannelle Bracken
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Biff Fink
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Sue Piatt

Just what I needed as a new teacher

I've been looking for something like this forever dating back to when I was a student. I've been teaching now for four years. As a student I was always bored with the methods of teaching, so now as a teacher I'm always looking for better methods for teaching. Thank you so much and I can't wait to learn more from you.

Giving me the push I need to succeed

I have a 17 year old lad who's been with me for approximately 10 yrs. He is currently preparing his programme for his leaving certificate practical exam. I know he's been feeling the pressure from life so I asked him this week if he'd like to have a go at the 12 bar blues, just for the craic (as we say here in Ireland!). Boy, you should have seen his face light up!! And then we got playing. That was a great feel-good moment for us both. I'm so looking forward to hearing what he's done this week. Thanks for giving me the tools!... and the push.

Really cool online community!

I joined the IC back in March or April, and have enjoyed it immensely, even though I haven’t had time to take advantage of everything available/offered yet. Welcome to a really cool online community, and have a great day!

Best Site for Piano Teachers

First off, can’t thank you enough for your superb site. The range of resources and your complete zeal for piano teaching are mesmerizing and infectious.

Accountability

This has been such a great place to keep me accountable. I find myself reflecting back over the goals I have written down throughout the weeks, simply because I took time to do it. Thank you Tim for integrating this into the inner circle!

What is membership really like?

Hear what the Inner Circle is all about from one of my foundation members.
She turns the microphone on me too! Listen in…

Is the Inner Circle right for you?

Wondering if you're a good fit for the community?

The Inner Circle isn't for everyone and so I want to make it really clear who this membership is going to suit. 

You will love being an Inner Circle member if you are: 

  • Eager to expand your teaching repertoire and get creative in your studio.
  • Dreaming of a studio full of the most engaged and motivated students. 
  • Ready to explore ideas around creativity, improvisation and composing.
  • Interested in finding out how you can diversify your income streams.
  • Sick of wasting time on Facebook while trying to learn from Facebook groups.
  • Ready to "open the door" to your studio and share your teaching with others.
  • Prepared to commit time and money to your own professional development. 
  • Ready to take action now.

Membership might not be a good fit for you if you are:

  • 100% satisfied you're the best teacher you can be & need of further training.
  • A closed-door teacher. i.e. you don't like sharing things with other people.
  • Stuck in your ways & happy to teach the same music, the same way, until you retire.
  • Not prepared to commit money to your own regular professional development.
  • Too busy to get involved.

Ready to Join? Get instant access today.

You’ve got a beautiful piano, a comfortable teaching space and you're ready to share your love of music with your students.
  
Now's the time to take the next step and invest in your yourself.
After all, the best learners make the best teachers.

Monthly
Membership

$39 pm

Full access, no lock-in contracts. 

  • Private Member Forums
  • Teacher Challenges
  • Networking
  • All Resources & Training
  • QnA/Mastermind Sessions
  • Expert Access
  • Support
  • PianoFlix Access
  • Digital Downloads
  • Cancel/Upgrade Anytime

Pay just $39 to get started right now.

All prices in $US

Annual
Membership

$399 pa

Best Value! That's 2 months free.

  • Private Member Forums
  • Teacher Challenges
  • Networking
  • All Resources & Training
  • QnA/Mastermind Sessions
  • Expert Access
  • Support
  • PianoFlix Access
  • Digital Downloads
  • Save 36% by going annual

Pay $399 now for a year's access.

All prices in $US

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. 


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Christopher Norton
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Melody Payne
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Sally Woods
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Anita E Kohli
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Janna Carlson

Well done Tim!

This site is typical of Tim Topham - smart, technologically bang-up-to-date and full of useful and worthwhile content. He brings a freshness and enthusiasm to the field of piano teaching that is both infectious and delightful. Subscribe and learn!

The most comprehensive online training for piano teachers

Tim Topham's exciting new teacher training videos provide piano teachers with the information and confidence they need to start teaching pop piano right away. This video series is packed with relevant and informative content presented in a thoughtful and sequential way. I am so impressed with this refreshing, exciting, and practical video series, and I can say with the utmost confidence that through this video series, piano teachers will learn everything they need to know to be highly successful at teaching pop piano in their studios, and their students will be playing their favorite pop songs in no time.

I'm not alone anymore!

I have learnt so much from others already in the short time I have been involved with the IC and am starting to feel like I am not alone anymore - there are so many others having the same problems and successes as I am! I think it is wonderful that there are so many that are willing to share their ideas and give support and encouragement just when I need it! I am very excited and grateful to be a part of such an amazing group of teachers.

It's all about the community

It's really great to be a part of your Inner Circle. My first years of piano teaching were very solitary, and had very little access to knowledge. It makes such a difference being part of a community!

Best decision I've made!

I'm already feeling great about my decision to join the IC. When I post in the forums, it feels like I cut through the noise that can occur on Facebook groups and get really solid feedback. I've already got some helpful thoughts from other teachers that I'm mulling over.

Frequently asked questions

Click on the question to find the answer to some of the most asked questions about the Inner Circle. Do you have a question that isn't answered here? Please contact me and let me know.

Is the Inner Circle the place for me?

How do I get value for money?

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

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

What exactly is included?

Is all the content available straight away? 

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

Do I receive anything in the mail when I join?

What if I want to cancel my membership?

If you still have queries that haven't been answered here, please contact me.
Otherwise, I look forward to welcoming you inside the Inner Circle soon.

the piano teachers' community