Engaging with Teens

Discover the secrets behind engaging your teen piano students.

Discover the secrets behind engaging your teen piano students with this 8-module course. This course covers topics such as teen retention, practical ways to engage with teens, teaching accountability and self-motivation to teens, selecting repertoire for teens and so much more.

Course outline

  1. Module 1: Heather Nanney - Teen Retention, Senior Recitals and Awesome Resources!
  2. Module 2: Tim Topham - Practical Ways to Engage Teens and Connect with Students
  3. Module 3: Nick Ambrosino Part 1 - Teaching Accountability and Self-Motivation to Teens
  4. Module 4: Nick Ambrosino Part 2 - All About Semantics and Diamond Distinctions
  5. Module 5: Elena Cobb - Selecting Repertoire, Practice Pockets, and Training Parents of Teens
  6. Module 6: Megan Desmarais - Rotation Lessons for Beginner Teens and Recreational Music (RMM)
  7. Module 7: Daniel McFarlane Part 1 - Composition, Competition, and Goal-Setting
  8. Module 9: Nicola Cantan - Keep it Fun with Purpose, Pop, and Performance
  9. Module 8: Daniel McFarlane Part 2
  10. Bonus Interview 1: Sara Campbell - Creative Ways to Teach Chords
  11. Bonus Interview 2: Sara Campbell - 4 Chord Song Tutorial
  12. Bonus Resources

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Engaging with Teens was created by

Tracy Selle

Co-Founder of Upbeat Piano Teachers

Tracy Selle is a Christian wife, mom, piano teacher, and author of 101 Piano Practice Tips. She’s also the creator of Upbeat Piano Teachers, which launched in October 2015. Prior to teaching piano for 15 years, she worked as a television meteorologist.

Sara Campbell

Business and Mindset Strategist, Co-Founder of Upbeat Piano Teachers

Sara is a piano and voice entrepreneur who loves to educate (and entertain!) fellow teachers by sharing creative teaching ideas and business practices. She’s an active blogger at SarasMusicStudio.com, FB Live Personality and co-host at Upbeat Piano Teachers, and Resident Piano Pro at Musical U. Outside of the piano world, Sara also works a group of independent voice teachers at The Speakeasy Cooperative. Her passions include yoga, cats, wine, and working as a business coach for fabulous teachers all around the world.

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Engaging with Teens

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When can I watch the videos? Anytime--on any device!
  • Can I watch them multiple times? Absolutely!
  • Do I have to watch the videos in order? No. Pick the speaker/topic that interests you the most right now!


Within each section, you'll see a short introduction, the guest video and bio, followed by any resources mentioned in the interview. Each section ends with the PDFs included by the guest. Don't forget about all the free bonuses included. You can watch the speakers in any order. The interviews can be watched anytime on any device! Enjoy!    

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Are you ready to get started? Just click the Enrol in course button below to activate your course. Then click Start Course to begin learning. If you’re on our app, click the Start Course button to enrol in the course and then Start Course again to begin the first lesson.

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