The Accelerate Coaching Program is currently closed. You can join the waiting list below if you want to hear about the next session.

This program is perfect for you if you’re ready to take action towards your goals. Whether you want to…

  • Increase your student numbers
  • Start improvising in your lessons
  • Hire another teacher to expand your studio
  • Design your own custom curriculum
  • Raise your rates and tighten your policies

Or improve anything else about your teaching or business, this small group coaching program will help you get there.

We’ll meet twice a month and break down your goals into micro-targets that help you get moving. You’ll learn from the others in your group and get inspired by their progress.

I have the unique combination of teaching expertise, technical skills and practicality that can help you FINALLY do that thing you’ve been wanting to do. You went through years of lessons to get to where you are as a musician – now it’s time to put that investment into your business and teaching.

Registration closes on January 31st and places are limited. Sign up now to avoid disappointment.



We meet every 2 weeks on Zoom to set goals and overcome hurdles. There’s an option for Wednesday or Thursday sessions so you choose the one that suits you.


You’ll connect with me via a direct messaging app called Voxer. That means you can write or send me a voice message any time you’re stuck!


This program is all about YOU. I will do everything I can to help you move forward based on the goals that you set. There are no “shoulds” or “oughttos” in these coaching sessions.

Why me?

Hi, I’m Nicola Cantan! I’m the one running this thing and, if you don’t know much about me, you might be wondering why I’m the right person to help you.

I started teaching as a teenager and I always thought it would be a part-time thing. When it started taking over in my early twenties, I decided I better get serious about it. I began learning everything I could about the different teaching approaches out there – putting my natural grittiness and stick-to-it-iveness to work. I also started taking the business side seriously and applying the business knowledge I had from fashion college to my teaching studio.

I now run a thriving studio with 4 teachers (including myself) and a waiting list that is consistently bigger than our active student list. We are passionate about constant improvement. Our lessons are a testing ground for the best and most creative teaching practices.

I also run a membership site called Vibrant Music Teaching where I provide resources and training for music teachers all over the world. This means that I have the benefit of not just my own experience but also the 3,000+ teachers I’ve helped so far.

I made many missteps and mistakes along this journey and I can help you avoid doing the same.

I promise you that each of these coaching sessions will be effective and efficient, with a sprinkle of fun. (That’s pretty much me in a nutshell!)


Members Helped

17 years

Teaching Experience

6 Mentees

Successfully Teaching

∼2 year

Waiting List

When are the calls?

When you sign up, you will choose between the Wednesday and Thursday coaching cohorts.

Wednesday Group

First and third Wednesday of each month at 6pm Irish time. That’s 1pm in Eastern US and 10am Pacific US (and 5am on Thursdays in Sydney). Click here to check when it is in a different time zone.

Thursday Group

First and third Thursday of each month at 1pm Irish time. That’s 8am in Eastern US, 5am Pacific and 9pm in Singapore/Perth. Click here to check when it is in a different time zone.

While I will provide recordings of these calls, I wouldn’t recommend signing up unless you can make most of the sessions.


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Alissa, Michigan

“You’ve started me on an amazing path in my teaching. My studio has grown so much since I’ve become a member. Thank you!”

Amber, Washington

“Joining VMT has allowed me to develop myself more professionally as a piano teacher, with more confidence that the content of my teaching is top-notch with an overall musical development (not just piano).”

Sophie, Austria

“I’ve been inspired to rethink methods that had become routine. VMT has great inputs for keeping your classes interactive and creative!”

Marie, Montana

“The energy and excitement for teaching are inspiring! VMT is one of the best resources I have come across. Totally worth becoming a member!”

Let’s accelerate your progress and make your ideal studio a reality.