The Upbeat Piano Teachers Blog

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The No-Stress Way to Schedule Summer Lessons

One of the Upbeat Piano Teachers asked this question last week: "How do you schedule your summer lessons? Do you keep the same schedule that you do during the school year? Do you offer special group lessons? How do you work around summer swim schedules with practice in the morning and...

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It's Not Too Late to Plan A Summer Camp!

If you've thought of hosting a summer camp, but haven't started planning, toss the guilt aside. I've got you covered. But you do need to start planning now. Like - TODAY! Start by getting my free Summer Camp Checklist and then follow these 3 easy steps. 1. CHOOSE A GREAT PLAN If you truly...

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How to Get Students to Your Summer Camp

Everywhere you look these days, piano teachers are raving about summer camps: You'll get more money! You'll WOW your parents! You'll attract more students! But if you're used to teaching private piano lessons, the thought of organizing a summer camp can be a little overwhelming. Or maybe a...

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An Experiment That Worked!

I've started doing something different during lessons and it's been so successful that I wanted to share. I'm the type of teacher who likes to change things up and keep it fun for students. Using apps at the END of a lesson is one way I do that. But recently--I reversed that. I've been using...

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A Practical Lesson From a New York Weatherman

The Meet-Up About 20 years ago, my husband and I were both meteorologists in Richmond, Virginia. We had the unique opportunity to meet a famous New York weatherman. (No, I won't say who it was, but trust me, he's a household name and you would know him immediately.) I had watched this fun guy...

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One of My Favorite Jazz, Rags, and Blues Series

I just wanted to pass on a book recommendation for those of you who love jazz, rags, and blues. It's called Martha Mier's Jazz, Rags, and Blues Series by Alfred. (We both know you can never go wrong with Martha Mier!) My favorite is the Classical version, but they're all great! Even the...

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The Top Five Things I Implemented After Hosting the Webinars

When I started the Upbeat Piano Teacher Webinars, I did it because I saw teachers in the FB groups who were frustrated. And honestly, I wanted to find a way to help. For weeks on end, teachers were looking for help: Some needed more students. Help! I need to make more money! Many teachers...

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Do you step out of your comfort zone?

Do you step out of your comfort zone? So many times we get in a teaching rut without even noticing it. We're used to a particular book. Or a certain way of marketing. Teaching becomes "predictable" and boring. Once you realize it, you find yourself looking everywhere for answers when we really...

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