My Top 7 Favorite Piano Motivators


Yesterday was about embracing the tough stuff.

Today I want to focus on the positive influences in my life…

When I first started blogging 3 years/302 posts ago (whaaat?!), I had no idea that someday I’d be Skyping with teachers from all over the world. Over the past year, I’ve had the pleasure of working with and speaking to a lot of awesome teachers.

So here are a few of my favorite teachers, and what I love most about them:

Leila Viss

What can I say about Leila? She’s just awesome. I love her ideas about teaching rhythm to students, how business savvy she is (and how willing she is to help others!), and she’s a wonderful speaker. Leila inspires me to keep learning and growing as a teacher.

Tim Topham

When Tracy and I got to talk with Tim, it was so much fun. He’s a down-to-earth guy who does SO many different things: blogging, podcasts, and speaking events. Tim has inspired me to explore new ways to reach out to teachers. (I blame him for my new obsession with starting a podcast…)

Marie Lee

Oh, where to start! Marie has one of the coolest success stories I’ve ever read. She’s incredibly motivated, and I’ve really enjoyed watching her grow her business over the past year, especially since she never wanted to be a piano teacher! Marie inspires me to keep dreaming and not to put limitations on myself.

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Becki Laurent

Not only does Becki teach lessons, but she’s the Piano Maestro guru. Her live webinars were SO helpful when it came to figuring out PM stuff, and her personality is just… well, amazing. Her JoyTune’s Guide is not only informative, it’s hilarious. Becki’s style reminds me to keep it fun.

Jennifer Eklund

First, hanging out with Jennifer (and Kristin, Debbie, and Karen!) at the Creatives on a Sea Cruise was just plain awesome. I really wish we lived closer! When it comes to business building and customer service, Jennifer is at the absolute top. Not only am I a huge fan of Jennifer’s method book series, but I’ve learned so much from her about creating a business that works for me and my clients.

Jennifer Foxx

When I first started this blog, Jennifer reached out to me and asked if I’d like to do a guest blog on her site. My jaw just about hit the floor. I was SO excited that such a prolific blogger and resource maker would reach out to a newbie like me. I’ll never forget that moment. Jennifer taught me to always reach out to others!

… and of course, this list would not be complete without this person:

Tracy Selle

Where to start? 🙂 Tracy constantly keeps me inspired. Working one-on-one with her is something that I really enjoy. Our brainstorming sessions, ping-pong emails, and Google Hangouts are the biggest highlights of my week. Tracy teaches me to keep motivated, and to stay focused on the important things in life. <3

To all the teachers I wrote about today… thanks for being awesome. 

The piano teaching world is a better place because you’re in it. Thanks for everything that you do… for the resources you create and the positivity that you share. You all help  make teaching piano one of the most exciting jobs out there today.

Rock on, piano motivators!

Readers… make sure you check out these motivators and all their resources. Follow them on FB, subscribe to their podcasts, and check out their books on Amazon. You’ll be glad you did! 

Who are some of your favorite piano motivators? Comment below with your shout out about how awesome they are! Spread the love.


The Ultimate Upbeat Bundle includes interviews and resources from all 7 of the teachers I write about today… and so many more. (I could have written about each of them, but that would have taken me all day!)

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