Engaging with Teens
Building Rapport and Increasing Retainment with Your Piano Teens & Tweens
Do you have students who are
disengaged or frustrated with their lessons?
Are you struggling with students
leaving your studio once they hit high school?
Not only do we personally understand these issues, we've got answers for you!
Engaging Teens & Tweens
features 8 successful guest experts and 2 enthusiastic teaching coaches who will help you learn practical strategies
to (1) connect with your teens and (2) get them excited about learning again.
You'll learn how to engage with your students in ways that will get them self-motivated AND keep them coming to piano lessons! That's right! Self-motivation is half the battle in keeping them engaged and we'll show you how to do it. (Hint: It's easier than you think.)
If you're ready to improve your retention rate
Engaging Teens & Tweens is the webinar for you!
"Upbeat Piano Teachers is what I call Netflix for piano teachers. It was fascinating to learn from fellow teachers “in the trenches" and I highly recommend this course!"
Leila Viss, 88PianoKeys, Piano Teacher, Author, and Blogger
About Our ENGAGING TEENS Experts
Our experts will equip you to do more than "survive" the teen years. You'll walk away knowing how to THRIVE with this age group!
do we know this? We've scoured the globe to find the perfect guests for this
webinar! From Australia to Ireland to England and yes - the United
States....we've brought together a collection of teachers unlike
anything you've ever seen!
The interviews in this webinar are packed full of amazing teaching tips that will help you really connect with your teens and tweens, and the bonus resources will get your students excited about lessons again!
“Pianos are perfectly fine being pianos without any of my help... I teach people how to grow through the language of music at the piano.”
Nick Ambrosino, Learning Specialist, Author, Coach, & Speaker at NickAmbrosino.com
About the ENGAGING TEENS Webinar
You'll love all the resources we've included to help you find success with your teen students! Here's a quick rundown of what you'll get:
(For complete information about our expert lectures, resources, and BONUS MATERIALS, keep scrolling!)
In this information packed webinar,
our experts will teach you all about:
Increasing student retention:
- Repertoire that keeps teens engaged
- Creating community within your studio
- How to incorporate lead sheet reading and pop music into your lessons
- (And that you don't have to be a "pop" teacher to retain students!)
Teaching life-skills through piano lessons:
- Tips for goal setting & accountability
- How to find balance (and practice time) in busy schedules
- Empowering your students to make decisions
....and so much more!
- Method series for beginner teens
- Creative marketing ideas
- Senior Recitals that totally rock
BONUS MATERIALS Included with Every Registration
Tim Topham, of Creative Piano Teaching, is offering his 10-Week Teaching Plan: Introduction to Chords, Progressions, and Composing. It's the perfect plan to use with beginners or more seasoned students!
Heather Nanney, from Fun Key Music, is sharing her 4-Chord Variations, Ultimate Chord Bundle, and Chord Pong - a great game that will WOW your teens! (And she's offering a 30% coupon for her Senior Recital resource!)
Daniel McFarlane, creator of Supersonics Piano, is sharing a studio-licensed piece that you can use with all your students. Your teens will love this one!
Karen Gibson, of The Piano Bench Mag, is offering one FREE issue of her online magazine - available on all iOS and Android devices!
Nicola Cantan, from Colourful Keys, is offering her Stealthy Pop Ninja Resource. These catchy patterns are guaranteed to make your teens smile!
Johanna Wilkening, of Piano with a Twist, is giving her Interval War piano game. Your teens will definitely have fun with this one!
This webinar also includes a Certificate of Attendance to show families that you're continuing your professional development.
StartWelcome: Start Here!
StartHEATHER NANNEY: Teen Retention, Senior Recitals, and Awesome Resources! (25:25)
StartTIM TOPHAM: Practical Ways to Engage Teens and Connect with Students (36:05)
StartNICK AMBROSINO Part 1: Teaching Accountability and Self-Motivation to Teens (61:50)
StartNICK AMBROSINO Part 2: All About Semantics and Diamond Distinctions (23:10)
StartELENA COBB: Selecting Repertoire, Practice Pockets, and Training Parents of Teens (26:54)
StartMEGAN DESMARAIS: Rotation Lessons for Beginner Teens and Recreational Music (RMM) (23:10)
StartDANIEL MCFARLANE Part 1: Composition, Competition, and Goal-Setting (32:03)
StartDANIEL MCFARLANE Part 2 (35:40)
StartNICOLA CANTAN: Keep it Fun with Purpose, Pop, and Performance (25:24)
StartBONUS INTERVIEW - SARA CAMPBELL: Creative Ways to Teach Chords (25:58)
StartBONUS INTERVIEW - SARA CAMPBELL - 4 Chord Song Tutorial (23:59)
StartCERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
StartHEATHER NANNEY: Favorite Repertoire & Free Resources for Teens
StartTIM TOPHAM: 10-Week Teaching plan: Intro to Chords, Progressions, & Composing
StartNICK AMBROSINO: Empowered Music Teacher Report, Book Coupons, & Diamond Distinction Videos
StartELENA COBB: Repertoire for Teens from elenacobb.com
StartMEGAN DESMARAIS: 20 Awesome Resources to Keep Teens Engaged
StartDANIEL McFARLANE: Reflections Piano Solo (2 PDFs & MP3)
StartNICOLA CANTAN: Become a Stealthy Pop Ninja
StartINTERVAL WAR: A Musical Card Game
StartUPBEAT FREEBIE: What's Hot? Top 10 List for Teens
I'm Sara Campbell, piano and voice teacher living in Western
Pennsylvania. A full-time teacher since 2005, my goal is to help
students develop creativity, music literacy, community engagement, and a
life-long love of music.
Outside of the studio, I've been an
adjunct lecturer and guest speaker at universities and music
conferences. I've got a passion for helping other teachers realize their
goals, and you can frequently find me on teacher forums like the
Upbeat Piano Teacher Book Club and the Voice Teachers' Community!
I'm also an avid cat lover, yoga enthusiast, and procrastinating knitter! Find out more about my work and get free resources at SarasMusicStudio.com .
Hi, I'm Tracy Selle. A Christian wife, mom, piano teachers, and author of 101 Piano Practice Tips.
I've been teaching piano for nearly 15 years and I've served as the
pianist of several churches. I'm also a former TV meteorologist. What?
Yes! It's actually an important part of
my background because it helped me create The Upbeat Piano Teacher
Webinars. It's the perfect way for me to merge my 2 loves: teaching
piano and working in television. My goal is to inspire other piano teachers and hopefully their enthusiasm will impact students across the globe!
In my spare time, I love to read, crochet, and hike with my family. I'm also a Virginia Tech graduate and an advocate for Type 1 Diabetes. My son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in March 2010.
At Upbeat Piano Teachers, it's not just about an online course. It's about supporting teachers and working together. I love working together to inspire and motivate one another every single day. I can't wait to get to know you!