The Upbeat Piano Teachers Blog

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September Book Club Announcement!

Now that school is in full swing, it's time for us to dive into a new book! If you enjoy reading about business, pedagogy, and productivity - we hope you'll join our free club. It's a great way to connect with like-minded teachers who are serious about intentional growth. Plus...we have...

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April Book Club Announcement!

It's that time again! We're getting ready to start another book in the Upbeat Book Club. If you love reading about piano pedagogy, business, and life lessons -- you should definitely join us! It's free to join, and we have quite the lovely group of teachers. Our last book was Thinking As You...

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The Secret to Selling Out Your Summer Camp

What's the scariest part of planning a summer camp? Doing ALL THAT WORK - only to have no students sign up. (Our checklist can help!) Yes, it's a valid fear, but I'm here to share one of the best strategies to get plenty of registrations. What's my secret? By the time I send parents...

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Summer Camp Planning Basics (VIDEO)

Friday Five Live #35: Summer Camp Planning BasicsInterested in running a piano camp or workshop this summer? This broadcast is for you! Get a hold of our Free 2 Page Camp Checklist Want to learn more about running summer camps in your piano studio? Check out our webinar Group Lessons...

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Keeping Distracted Students Focused (VIDEO)

Friday Five Live #34: Do you have students who struggle with distraction in the piano studio? We've got 5 tips that will help keep your students more focused! Get the freebies mentioned in today's broadcast: Download Them Here! Interested in more piano studio tips? Join us LIVE every...

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The Windmill Scale Exercise (VIDEO)

Friday Five Live #33: The Windmill Scale ExerciseTired of boring scale patterns? Tune in to learn Sara's *favorite* scale pattern for elementary AND intermediate/advanced students! Download the free Windmill Scale Exercise PDF Interested in more piano studio tips? Join us LIVE every...

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Taking Time for Tea (VIDEO)

Friday Five Live #32: Scheduling Breaks in Your Piano Studio... aka "Taking Time for Tea!" Back-to-back lessons are exhausting! Have you made "time for tea" in your schedule or are you trapped by the time is money mentality? You CAN make room. And it doesn't mean making less...

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Unexpected Benefits of Snow Day Lessons

Sara here. It's been a rough winter so far in western Pennsylvania. Since we came back to school this January, we've had six 2-hour delays, one 2-hour early dismissal (didn't even know that was a thing!), and three full day cancellations. That's a lot for only being back in school for 3 weeks!...

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5 Ways to Use Music Flashcards (VIDEO)

Friday Five Live #31: Tired of using flashcards the same old way in lessons? Stop the boredome! Tune in to learn 5 Different Ways to Use Music Flashcards! Interested in the freebies mentioned in today's broadcast? Click on the Facebook icon in the video above to open the original post,...

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When Lesson Plans Need to Shift (VIDEO)

Friday Five Live #30: When Lesson Plans Need to Shift... We're talking overstressed and over-scheduled students today! Tune in as we discuss as 3-step process to help you identify your student's needs, shift your own expectations, and save that lesson from melt-down city! Interested in the...

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