The Upbeat Piano Teachers Blog

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October Book Club Selection!

Now that it's October, the Upbeat Book Club is diving into a new read! The Piano Practice Physician's Handbook with Nicola Cantan kicks off next week and we'd love to have YOU join us! The discussion takes place in our FB group. Just request to join and we'll get your approved right away. We...

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How to Communicate with Parents (Guest Expert Post)

If you've ever watched any of our Friday Five Live videos, you'll know that the phrase "clearly and often" is Sara's mantra when it comes to communication with parents in your studio. Clear and professional wording can sometimes sound stiff or unfriendly. We consulted with a few of our recent...

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How to Teach a Silent Lesson (VIDEO)

Friday Five Live #18: How to Teach a Silent Lesson Have you ever lost your voice? Maybe you have a speaking engagement and you need to rest up! Teachers talk a LOT, and that can be vocally exhausting. You don't need to speak to teach! In this video Sara will teach you 3 ideas that will help you...

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4 Secrets to Balancing Family and Work

Teaching piano usually involves a crazy schedule. Factor in your family life and things can get chaotic quickly! Is “balance” even possible? Absolutely! But it takes intentional effort and a deep focus on your priorities. I’m not saying I have it all figured out, but I have discovered...

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Staying Organized for Every Student (VIDEO)

Friday Five Live #17: Staying Organized for *Every* Student. How many students do you have? A dozen? Two? Three? FOUR? I've got two tips for you to stay organized -- one is physical and the other is digital! Want to download our free September phone designs? Click HERE to get them...

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Hashtags vs. Sharps (VIDEO)

Friday Five Live #16: That's not a hashtag... it's a sharp! Have your students ever mixed up the ♯ with a #? We have a free worksheet that teaches them the difference! (And we made a Star Wars meme. Totally worth watching for the Star Wars meme.) Download our free Hashtags vs. Sharps...

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When and How to Say "No" (without the guilt!)

Friday Five Live #15: When and How to Say "No" (without the guilt!!) Have you ever said "Yes" to something and then regretted it later? What about... -- giving too many make up lessons.-- working late in the evening.-- policy exceptions that make you cringe. Here are 3 tips that will help you...

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Yearly Calendar Tips and Tricks (Video)

Friday Five Live #14: Yearly Calendar Tips & Tricks! Do you have a yearly calendar for your studio? Or are you holding back from making one because your events aren't set yet? Maybe you struggle communicating about important dates/events... (I know I do!) The video below features 3 Tips...

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Celebrating Student Success! (Video)

Friday Five Live #13: Celebrate Success! I've got two specific ways that you can celebrate student success in your studio AND online. :) P.S. - Keywords won't work here on the blog! If you want to get a hold of the freebies mentioned in this post, please click on the Facebook icon on the...

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Barefoot Executive Reading Schedule

The schedule is up! Here's the breakdown for chapter reading in The Barefoot Executive. If you haven't joined us in the book club yet, there's still time!

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