The Upbeat Piano Teachers Blog

Your student has only ONE lesson this week. Make it special!

Here's the Summer Upbeat Book Club Pick!

It's official! The members of the Upbeat Book Club have spoken: our next book will be The Barefoot Executive by Carrie Wilkerson! Here's a little glimpse into what this book is all about: Carrie Wilkerson offers the opportunity to live life on your terms. Want to start your workday with...

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What's in YOUR Waiting Room? (Video)

Friday Five Live #7: What do you have in YOUR waiting room? Books for students? Things to keep siblings occupied? Maybe some things for your piano parents? I've got lots of book and activity ideas to make your waiting room a welcoming place for everyone who might Do YOU have an idea for a...

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Breaking Down Improv for Kids (Video)

Friday Five Live #6: Breaking Down Improv for Kids. Improv doesn't have to be scary! Here are 3 tips to help you break things down for your students. (Whoops!! Internet froze for about 30 seconds at 2:26! Skip ahead!) P.S. Want to get a hold of the freebie mentioned in the video? Just...

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Busy Piano Teacher Dinner Solutions (Video)

Friday Five Live #5: Late Night Dinner Solutions. We've got 3 ideas that will help you get meals on the table quickly after you're done teaching! Big thanks to all the teachers who helped me put this together! P.S. To view the recipes, click on the Facebook icon on the video! This will...

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The Secret to an Effective Discontinuation Policy (Video)

Friday Five Live #4: The Secret to an Effective Discontinuation Policy... (Psst... it's so simple to implement, you just have to be brave!!) P.S. Want to get a hold of the freebie mentioned in this video? Click on the Facebook icon on the video to go to the original post. Type the words...

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10 Things Every Piano Teacher Should Try This Summer

Thinking about the summer? Here's a list we think you should include! Make some serious "me time." This goes for moms and dads especially! Yes, summer is about having fun with the fam and friends, but it should also be about personally recharging. Carve out time this summer that's just for...

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Practicing with Purpose

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Interested in Our New Courses? Check Out this Review in the Piano Bench Mag!

Thank you for such a lovely review of our newest webinars, Karen! We're so glad that you're enjoying them! ~ Tracy & SaraReview: Playing with Preschoolers and Engaging Teens & Tweens By Karen Gibson It's been about a year since, Tracy Selle and Sara...

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Our Awesome Recital Playlist

Last year I got this amazing idea from Nikki Loney at the Full Voice Podcast to help my students feel at ease by playing fun and upbeat (woohoo!) music before the recital starts. Picture this... Your students start filing into your piano recital venue. Some of them are really nervous! And to...

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5 Super Easy Strategies to Fill Your Summer Camps! (Video)

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