The Upbeat Piano Teachers Blog

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Hand Position Helpers for Preschoolers (Video)

Here's an easy way to help preschoolers keep their hand position in the studio and find their hand position at home. For more FB Live tips and tricks, be sure to Follow us! Resources Mentioned: Playing with Preschoolers Iwako Eraser 30 Pack on AmazonRoadtrip! Series from Piano Pronto Make...

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Giveaways This Week

To celebrate our Spring 2017 Launch, we're giving away some really cool stuff this week! Any teacher who enrolls in a webinar this week is automatically entered into our random drawings! The drawings will take place on Friday, April 7th. 5 codes for the Easy Music app -- A perfect...

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Welcome to Our New Guest Experts!

Huge welcome to our new guest experts for Engaging with Teens and Playing with Preschoolers! It was such a pleasure working with you and learning from you over the past four months. We look forward to our conversations about your interviews and materials in the FB mastermind group! Nick ...

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5 of My Favorite Preschool Resources! (Video)

Hey teachers! Sara Campbell :) Here's a fun FB live video I did earlier this week about 5 of my favorite activities for preschool or young piano students. I hope you really enjoy these! Make sure to FOLLOW us on Facebook for more videos full of teaching tips! Resources I Mention in this...

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Book Club: Coffee With Ray

Coffee with Ray has been sitting in my "to read" pile for the past several weeks. While I will admit to peeking through a few pages, I've been saving it for my trip to Vermont at the end of March. Recently Tracy and I had a really unique opportunity to speak with the author Nick Ambrosino as...

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Building Rapport with Teens (Video)

Every teacher knows that having a good relationship with their students is important. It allows us to have open communication, and sets a solid foundation for an educational environment. Building rapport with teenagers (and tweenagers) can sometimes be tough! (Remember being a teen? Those years...

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Free Halloween Songs You Should Check Out!

When I was a little girl, I loved dressing up and going trick-or-treating with my friends. It was something I looked forward to every single year. But today? Not so much. In fact... I'll be completely honest. I hate Halloween! It's just gotten so....creepy! Anyway....while Halloween is...

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My Surprising Discovery - And What I'll Do Differently

If you've been following me any time, you know I'm all about being creative. Trying new things. Thinking outside the box. That's why my discovery this week was so shocking: I tried something new - and realized the OLD way was better. HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED Last year I discovered that kicking...

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Five Favorite Things - August Edition

1. 12 Bar Blues It's a rare kid who doesn't like to jam with a good Blues tune. That's why I decided to kick off back-to-school lessons with 12 Bar Blues. I'm not doing it with every student because some are just too young, but my older kids are having a blast and it's proving to be a great...

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How I Get Students to Practice the Piano

Most of you know that I'm passionate about piano practice! It just breaks my heart when I see kids struggle, thinking they can't play the piano - when really - they just didn't put in the work! So...how do we get kids to practice? Here's are a couple things that have given me the most...

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