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Online Course Enrollment Closing

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Heads up: There’s only 3 days left to get into the Upbeat Piano Teacher online courses! Enroll now through Sunday, May 15th to get access to all the interviews, course materials, and bonus resources.

Don’t miss out — Enrollment will be closed until the Fall!

Code CAMP7 will give you $7 any course.
Enter the code at checkout.

Available Courses:
Remember… we’ll be there to help you every step of the way! The Upbeat Piano Teachers are ready to help YOU build a better studio. (It’s easier than you think!)

Our exclusive Facebook Mastermind Group is always buzzing with questions/answers, problems/solutions, and inspiring conversation!

Hope to see you there!

~ Sara Campbell
Upbeat Piano Teacher

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The Power of a Positive Group


Working in the studio…

The past two months have been such a positive whirlwind! Our Upbeat Piano Teacher group has been buzzing with summer plans, group lesson formats, and studio expansions.

It’s truly amazing to witness the progress that teachers have made since we started back in March

My favorite “Group Moments”:

  • Witnessing teachers get TONS of positive feedback as they plan their very first summer camps. It’s so much easier to plan a camp when you can bounce ideas around.
  • Eye-catching graphics and FB ads all made by piano teachers. (Hoping to share some of those here in the very near future.)
  • Studios successfully transitioning to 100% group lesson formats – and parents actually being EXCITED about the changes.
  • Crazy creative summer camp themes… Minecraft Music Camp, anyone? SHEER GENIUS, I tell you!

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Summer Camp Podcast with Tim Topham

Final-Podcast-Artwork-300x300-1Alright, summer camp teachers… I’ve got another bug to put in your ear this week. 😉

This podcast comes all the way from Australia! (And Texas and Pennsylvania, of course.)

Tracy Selle and I had a wonderful time talking with Tim Topham about all things summer camp.

HOW TO LISTEN: Check out TTTV039: Fun Piano Camp Themes & Games with Tracy Selle & Sara Campbell. You can also listen on iTunes. Just search for “Tim Topham TV” and look for Episode 39.

In this episode, you’ll learn all about:

  • How to choose the type of camp that suits you and your students
  • Creative ideas for themes and focuses for your camp
  • Games that are perfect for when you have extra minutes to fill
  • The top mistakes that teachers make on with first camp
  • Legal and liability considerations when running  a camp
  • How to start scaling up your Summer camps
  • How to market your camp and get your students excited to attend

Looking for more Workshop Inspiration?

static1.squarespace.comLast week I posted about my Full Voice Podcast interview with Nikki Loney. We chatted ALL about running vocal workshops… be sure to read the show notes… there’s a cool freebie download for voice teachers!

And don’t forget to check out the Free Resources page! Last week they shared an adorable Recital Reminder Card that’s shaped like an iPod.

Do you have questions about the podcasts above? Feel free to leave a comment, and I’ll be sure to answer! Want some advice about something really specific? Use the CONTACT link above and send me an email.

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Piano Day was Yesterday!


Oops! I’m a day late and a dollar short. Yesterday marked the second annual Piano Day celebration. Being a piano & voice teacher, I was kind of shocked that I missed such a significant holiday!  How did I not know about this date? And what’s the significance behind March 28th?

Was it someone’s birthday?

Does it mark a special day in the birth of the piano?

Did a remarkable concert take place on this day?




Yesterday was the 88th day of 2016 – A day for every key. (I’m in love!)

**If it hadn’t been a leap year, TODAY would be Piano Day! Keep that in mind for 2017.


Piano Day is on March 29th most years, but it’s on March 28th every Leap Year. Mark your calendars properly in 2020 😉

Even though I didn’t know about Piano Day, my innate spidey-piano-senses must have been tingling, because I *did* celebrate my piano yesterday by having a professional photographer come to my studio for a portrait session. (More on that very soon!)

About the Piano Day Website…

At first I didn’t notice the super cool feature at the top of the Piano Day site. I accidentally scrolled past it in search of what was going on during Piano Day 2016. When I came back to the top, I realized they had a really neat tool for you to compose your own prepared piano piece.

Even cooler: You can record, loop, and share your piece! I didn’t take advantage of the loop function, but with a little bit more time you could create a few layers and come up with something really fun sounding.

You can listen to my piece by clicking the image below:


Looking for a way to retroactively celebrate piano day? Invest in your piano teacher education and join me at the Groove Your Theory webinar on April 22nd!

Groove Your Theory with Bradley Sowash and Leila Viss will address all sorts of ways to incorporate backing tracks into your students’ lessons AND their home practice! (Do you like the phrase “guaranteed home practice”? I know I do!)

If you haven’t seen how backing tracks can enhance a lesson, check out the post I made last week, or hop on over to Leila’s blog and see what she wrote about using the iReal Pro to Circle the Keys in Fives.


This is definitely a webinar you will want to attend. PLUS, this webinar is only $49… about the price of a decent pair of spring sandals. 😉 The knowledge you’ll gain (and the fun your students will have) will far outlast those shoes!

Next year, I’ll be ready for Piano Day. Will you be ready?

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☘ St. Paddy’s Day Sale! ☘

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$7 for St. Paddy’s Day

We’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day over at! For one day only we brought back our launch week price. You can get Group Lessons 101 for only $62 today if you use code LAUNCH7 at checkout.

Speaking of checkout… checkout what other teachers are saying about their experience in Group Lessons 101:

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