The Story of Upbeat Piano Teachers
Upbeat Piano Teachers all started because of questions from piano teachers just like you...
"How do I get more students?" "What app would be good for ___?" "Can someone tell me how to set up a music lab?" "How do you advertise for your studio?" "How do you keep your students engaged?" "Does anyone here know how to run summer music camps?"
What do you get when you combine lots of questions with a super motivated piano teacher who has a background in broadcasting?
Upbeat Piano Teachers kicked off in October 2015 with a series of educational webinars for teachers created by Tracy Selle. The webinars featured video interviews and valuable resources from guest expert piano teachers who had figured out the answers to those common questions that so many of us independent piano teachers struggle with everyday.
Two years and one co-host later, Tracy Selle and Sara Campbell have interviewed over 3 dozen teachers from all over the country (and world!) and have put together 5 resource packed online courses that now have over 500 teachers enrolled.
... and that's just the beginning!
The Upbeat Piano Teachers Mission
We understand that attending conferences can be both time-consuming and expensive, so we're here to give piano teachers a great alternative, along with amazing resources!
We love to help you build your business, enhance your studio, and increase your productivity - while balancing life outside of work!
At Upbeat Piano Teachers, it's not just about an online course. It's about supporting teachers and working together. We enjoy working one-on-one with our Upbeats in a private online group where we aim to inspire and motivate one another every single day.
The Upbeat Piano Teachers
Hi, I'm Tracy Selle. A Christian wife, mom, piano teacher, and author of 101 Piano Practice Tips. I'm also the creator of Upbeat Piano Teachers. I've been teaching piano for nearly 15 years and prior to that, I was TV meteorologist. What?
Yes! It's actually an important part of my background because it helped me create The Upbeat Piano Teacher Webinars. It's the perfect way for me to merge my 2 loves: teaching piano and working in television. My goal is to inspire other piano teachers and hopefully their enthusiasm will impact students across the globe!
In my spare time, I love to read, crochet, and hike with my family. I'm also a Virginia Tech graduate and an advocate for Type 1 Diabetes. My son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in March 2010.
Hi, I'm Sara Campbell, piano and voice teacher living in Western Pennsylvania with a BM in performance from Westminster College and a MM in musicology from Youngstown State University. A full-time teacher since 2005, my goal is to help students develop creativity, music literacy, community engagement, and a life-long love of music.
Outside of the studio, I've been an adjunct lecturer and guest speaker at universities and music conferences. I also frequently write articles for magazines such as The Piano Bench Mag and Clavier Companion. I've got a passion for helping other teachers realize their goals, and you can frequently find me on teacher forums like the Upbeat Piano Teacher Book Club and the Voice Teachers' Community!
I'm also an avid cat lover, yoga enthusiast, and procrastinating knitter! Find out more about my work and get free resources at SarasMusicStudio.com.
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