The Upbeat Piano Teachers Blog

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10 Things Every Piano Teacher Should Try This Summer

Thinking about the summer? Here's a list we think you should include! Make some serious "me time." This goes for moms and dads especially! Yes, summer is about having fun with the fam and friends, but it should also be about personally recharging. Carve out time this summer that's just for...

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Interested in Our New Courses? Check Out this Review in the Piano Bench Mag!

Thank you for such a lovely review of our newest webinars, Karen! We're so glad that you're enjoying them! ~ Tracy & SaraReview: Playing with Preschoolers and Engaging Teens & Tweens By Karen Gibson It's been about a year since, Tracy Selle and Sara...

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Our Awesome Recital Playlist

Last year I got this amazing idea from Nikki Loney at the Full Voice Podcast to help my students feel at ease by playing fun and upbeat (woohoo!) music before the recital starts. Picture this... Your students start filing into your piano recital venue. Some of them are really nervous! And to...

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5 Super Easy Strategies to Fill Your Summer Camps! (Video)

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Hand Position Helpers for Preschoolers (Video)

Here's an easy way to help preschoolers keep their hand position in the studio and find their hand position at home. For more FB Live tips and tricks, be sure to Follow us! Resources Mentioned: Playing with Preschoolers Iwako Eraser 30 Pack on AmazonRoadtrip! Series from Piano Pronto Make...

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Giveaways This Week

To celebrate our Spring 2017 Launch, we're giving away some really cool stuff this week! Any teacher who enrolls in a webinar this week is automatically entered into our random drawings! The drawings will take place on Friday, April 7th. 5 codes for the Easy Music app -- A perfect...

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Welcome to Our New Guest Experts!

Huge welcome to our new guest experts for Engaging with Teens and Playing with Preschoolers! It was such a pleasure working with you and learning from you over the past four months. We look forward to our conversations about your interviews and materials in the FB mastermind group! Nick ...

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5 of My Favorite Preschool Resources! (Video)

Hey teachers! Sara Campbell :) Here's a fun FB live video I did earlier this week about 5 of my favorite activities for preschool or young piano students. I hope you really enjoy these! Make sure to FOLLOW us on Facebook for more videos full of teaching tips! Resources I Mention in this...

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Book Club: Coffee With Ray

Coffee with Ray has been sitting in my "to read" pile for the past several weeks. While I will admit to peeking through a few pages, I've been saving it for my trip to Vermont at the end of March. Recently Tracy and I had a really unique opportunity to speak with the author Nick Ambrosino as...

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Building Rapport with Teens (Video)

Every teacher knows that having a good relationship with their students is important. It allows us to have open communication, and sets a solid foundation for an educational environment. Building rapport with teenagers (and tweenagers) can sometimes be tough! (Remember being a teen? Those years...

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