The Upbeat Piano Teachers Blog

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January Book Club Announcement

The New Year is almost here and you know what that means - time to dive into a new book! If you haven't joined the Upbeat Piano Teacher Book Club, now is a great time. It's such a fun way to continue your professional growth and connect with other like-minded teachers. Here's the...

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Make a Musical Ornament (Video)

Need a cute Christmas ornament for your students? Today I'm sharing a fabulous one that's easy-to-make, inexpensive, pretty, AND musical. Impressive, huh? These are perfect for group lessons, private lessons, and... Christmas Camps! Check out the video to see what supplies you'll need and I'll...

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Student Ornament Ideas

For the past five years I've given each of my students Christmas ornaments in December. It's my little way of commemorating the year and saying "thanks for being awesome" before they go on break. This post includes instructions for three of my designs. These are generally easy to make and...

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Christmas Recital Playlist (VIDEO)

Sitting in silence before a recital can be nerve wracking! Today's broadcast is about getting everyone involved, sharing the LOVE, and groovin' it up! To get the freebie mentioned in this broadcast, click on the Facebook icon on the video. Then type the word -- GROOVE -- in the comments...

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Are You Making Room? (VIDEO)

Running a business takes a lot of time and effort, we get it! BUT... too often we forget to leave room for some of the important stuff. This broadcast is all about **making room** in your life for the things that will make your business and life more enjoyable. To get the freebie mentioned...

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3 Keys to Clarity with Piano Parents (VIDEO)

Emails going unread? Announcements not getting out? Communicating with 30+ families is a tough job! Today's video is all about communicating with CLARITY in our super busy world. Interested in getting the freebie mentioned in this video? Click on the Facebook Icon to open the original...

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The Importance of Words (VIDEO)

As teachers we must choose are words carefully so that we inspire and build up our students. This video is all about the power of word choice! (You'll love my new word for "memorize"!) Interested in getting the links mentioned in this broadcast? Click on the Facebook icon on the video to...

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How to Keep Studio Copies Clean! (VIDEO)

Friday Five Live #21: Why You Need "Studio Copies" -- and a little magic trick to keep them clean ;) Studio copies can cost a lot of money! Here are some tips to keep those books in tip-top shape (even after you *color in* the score!) Interested in getting the links mentioned in this...

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Celtic Improvisation (Video)

Friday Five Live #20: Celtic Improvisation Exercise Here's an easy exercise that you can use with all levels of students in your studio! Watch this video to see how Sara breaks things down for Beginner, Elementary, and Intermediate students. Interested in getting the links from this...

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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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