We Want To Makeover Your Music Marketing Materials… Interested?

How many of you are in the throes of scheduling?  Advertising?  Fretting about holes in your piano studio schedule?  Are there not enough hours in the day for you to get everything accomplished?

Relax!  We’re here to help.

In addition to music, Trevor and I have a passion for cool and creative marketing, and we’re pumped to offer one lucky winner the chance at a piano studio marketing makeover.

Excited?  Read on!

For the opportunity to win, simply comment below telling us which of the TeachPianoToday.com products is your personal favourite and why.  We’ll randomly select a winner, and will create a brand spanking new advertising package for your piano studio.

We’ll make you a logo, a poster and a postcard all ready for the printers that will knock the socks off your potential clients.  You get to sit back and sip your lemonade while we work; blissfully content in the knowledge that you’re soon to be the hippest piano teacher in town.

So sound off – why do you love Fearless Fortissimo, WunderKeys, Piano Hands Shouldn’t Flip Burgers, Shhh…Your Piano Teacher Thinks This is Practice and Happy Birthday Bach?  If you need to, visit our store first to check out our products.  Then, comment below to have your name entered to win!  We’ll randomly draw a name once the contest closes on Sunday August 19th, 2012 at 12pm PST.

45 Responses to We Want To Makeover Your Music Marketing Materials… Interested?

  1. says

    I have been teaching piano for 30 years. It has changed drastically from the teacher setting the course of study to student lead. This means constantly trying to stay current, staying up to date with technology, constantly looking for new music. But it always comes down to practice. That never changes!!! How many ways are there to encourage practice? Shhh.. Your Piano Teacher Thinks This is Practice has provided a fresh resource for the age old dilemma!!! Thanks

  2. says

    Shhh…Your Piano Teacher Thinks This is Practice. I have students who will look over at my desk to see what the next “fun activity” (it’s what I call it is). I give them one a week and a piano dollar if they complete it!
    What fun. Lots of these have great ways to interact with their family so it gets others involved in their practice time. Thank you!

  3. Leanne says

    Shh..Your Piano Teacher thinks this is practice. I love the zany, creative ideas that keep the kids on their toes and keep things interesting. And I agree with the previous commenter about it encouraging kids to connect with their families in fun ways during practice time.

  4. christy says

    I am loving the Wunderkeys program! I find the creativity and approach as a studio building tool simply brilliant. Now, as for the content, it’s very well put together. As the mom of 5, now mostly grown kids, all of which I’ve home schooled….it is exactly the kind of curriculum I would have wanted for my “little people”. Very well done, like nothing I’ve every seen. And I am extremely excited and proud to launch this in my piano studio this fall:) Way to go, guys!

  5. Denise Thompson says

    I have been teaching for over twenty years. I decided that this was the year I would revamp my studio and make it more fun and relevant for my students. I teach a lot of boys and finding music for them has always been challenging. Either it is too ” pretty” or it is boring! One day I googled “piano music for boys” and your site popped up. I purchased The Adventures of Fearless Fortissimo immediately and I can’t wait to try it out this fall. I also got Shh .. Your Teacher Thinks You are Practicing! I can’t wait to try out some of the ideas. No more boring piano teacher! Look out students here I come!

  6. says

    I love love love “Piano Hands Shouldn’t Flip Burgers” because it gives practical advice that can be implemented in every lesson. I feel as if I received ‘top secret’ information after reading about keeping students engaged and motivated. I definitely want to implement some of the marketing ideas proposed in the book to fill in my studio.

    I definitely want to implement Wunderkeys into my studio so I can start teaching piano during the day instead of only working 4-8pm, etc. (My son starts preschool in September, so I would definitely like to change my schedule a bit)

  7. Carol says

    I love “Piano Hands Shouldn’t Flip Burgers”! I have read it through three times already. I have already started implementing the teaching outline and my students are so excited! They have actually been practicing during the summer :)

    As a teen, it was my goal to never work in a fast food restaurant, the goal has been accomplished. My first job was the pianist at a youth ballet company! It doesn’t get better than that! So, “Piano Hands Shouldn’t Flip Burgers” has always been my motto, even as a young girl.

    I am also looking forward to marketing and teaching Wunderkeys this fall. AND, 80% of my piano students are boys, so Fearless Fortissmo is coming soon!

  8. says

    I must confess that I don’t have any of your materials… yet!… but I was definitely impressed with the sample chapters of Piano Hands Shouldn’t Flip Burgers. I’m also quite interested in the Shh. book

  9. says

    I was just looking at your store and realized I now have everything you guys own! And I LOVE it ALL! However you did ask for a favorite so if I had to choose one, then I must choose my very first purchase, “Shhh.. Your Piano Teacher Thinks This is Practice”. The reason it is my favorite is because it is such a unique idea. I am always looking for fun and unique ideas when it comes to practicing. I am a big fan of practicing “outside the box” and your book was like finding a practice treasure for students! Thank you so much for your ideas and resources. Like I said, I love them all! :)

  10. Shanna says

    When I first saw the Wunderkeys program I thought it was too good to be true. To see if it worked, I gathered together some of my friends preschool kids and said, free of charge, lets try it out! To my wonder and amazement, these kids are eating it up and begging for more. The parents also are so excited to see what new finger warm up they will get to do with their kids!! I’m loving this program and word is spreading as I am the only one offering it. You have created a wonderful and fun program that even parents are loving. This fall when I open it to the public, I can’t wait to see what happens as the “Wunder” of a young child begins to love music! Totally getting more of your supplies.

  11. says

    I just learned about the WunderKeys program this summer and decided that I definitely wanted to add it to my studio. I have only had two students sign up for my free one-month trial, but it’s a start! I would love to see a video of you, Andrea or Trevor, teaching a WunderKeys class, ideally the first class.

  12. Alice says

    Here I am at your site, about to go to vacation, but trying to see what Wunderkeys is like! I think I will bring my laptop after all :) I did get your Fearless and the Flip Burgers books; I’m just waiting for my husband to print them all out. I like your tips to be the best piano teacher, not so much for the area, but for my own students. Thanks for sharing your talents as piano teachers and business minded awesome persons!

  13. Alice Peterson says

    I’ve been teaching Sam for 4 years. It’s been a long haul. In his older sister’s shadow, he crawls while she leaps. His fine motor skills have been late to develop. In the first three years he accomplished what an average student would in one year. His dreamy nature results in my frequent comment: “Earth to Sam? Earth to Sam? Sam?”, followed by a refocus–for a little while. This year finally he’s gaining control of those fingers, forming simple chords, using Fingerpower books to develop independent fingers. What to do for summer lessons? What can possibly compete with outdoor sports, family fun, video games, good books? Enter “Fearless Fortissimo”! The moment I saw it I knew it was for Sam. A graphic novel with piano themes–we could learn the intermediate version with some work, but decided to play the elementary as it was summer, after all. Sam learned two tunes a week, with never an excuse for missing practice, never a drifting mind! Perhaps he’s just maturing? Perhaps, but I think it also has to do with a piano course written especially for boys, in a form that is irresistible. Thank you for creating Fearless Fortissimo!

  14. Angela says

    “Piano Hands Shouldn’t Flip Burgers” is very very helpful! I am fresh out of college and I knew I wanted to teach piano lessons full time. I also knew that I wanted to be creative and not dull. So thankfully I came across this blog, which then lead me to your book, and now I am gaining ideas on marketing, teaching, etc! I try to read it on a consistent basis so that it will be fresh on my mind! It’s pretty cool!

  15. Brittany Roque says

    I am thrilled with “Shhh.. Your Piano Teacher Thinks This is Practice”! Finally something fun and exciting to keep my piano students interested! The kids are going to love all the crazy things they have/can do with the music we are working on. It is going to keep them excited and motivated, especially with the pieces we work on for a few weeks. I may just try a few of these myself!! I am looking forward to purchasing a few of your other materials, including the Wunderkeys program. To my knowledge there isn’t anyone in my area (Toledo,OH) that is involved yet. Would love to be the first!!

  16. says

    Thanks to your website, my vision for what a solitary piano teacher can achieve both in terms of business and reaching the minds and hearts of students has expanded enormously – I find myself far more ambitious for myself and my students, and am really looking forward to getting back to teaching in September so I can start implementing the many great ideas you’ve generously given me… Thank you!

  17. says

    Can I hear a “woot woot” for WunderKeys?

    A fabulous method book you guys! And the marketing material that comes with it is such a bonus, and very top notch (so I am obviously keeping my fingers crossed to win this give away!) Everything from the cute Finger Friends, math incorporation, beautiful graphics in the books, and easy to teach lesson plans. Our school had over 20 kids sign up for the free trial, and we only dropped off advertising material at a small handful of preschools. This September we are excited for another launch!

    Now if only your “Piano Hands Shouldn’t Flip Burgers” was available in Canada……that would probably also be on my favs list – judging by the few chapters I have read off your website.

    Sincerely,
    A very happy Teach Piano Today customer :)

    • says

      Hi Christine – Thanks for your kind words! I’m so glad WunderKeys is working well in your studio. 20 kids is so great! Piano Hands IS available in Canada – we announced this about 4 months ago. Sorry.. should have emailed you personally :) Have a great day!

  18. Caroline says

    I was recently feeling so burnt out and stumbled onto your website. I love subscribing to your daily blog entries-I feel reinvigorated for the new year! I am especially excited about ‘Piano Hands Shouldn’t Flip Burgers’. Thank you!

  19. Melissa says

    Being a first year piano teacher, I have enjoyed the WunderKeys program very much with my little ones. I like how everything is laid out for you and organized. I also especially love to receive your posts in my email and on facebook. There are so many creative ideas to use right away and other piano teachers share their ideas as well which has been very helpful.
    Thank you for all you do and for your passion for teaching piano.

  20. Jacqueline says

    I came across this site a few months ago while looking for inspiration for fun activities to keep my students interested. All of your ideas are fresh and fun for my students, and for myself. I just got my own copy of the Wunderkeys methods, and they look great! I’ve been searching for a preschool piano program for a couple of years with no real success. I can’t wait to start teaching it this fall!

  21. says

    My students love Fearless. We even had a Fearless Spring Recital and some of the kids actually had costumes made. I love “Shhh. . . ” even though I have not used it yet. I bought the book last May or so and am working it into my curriculum for this fall. Without “Piano Hands. . . .Burgers” I would still be back in the 1980′s wondering how to make my studio profitable.

  22. says

    I am thankful for your website and blog. You are helping many piano teachers and those of us who lack in creativity. The one resource that I have enjoyed the best is “Shhh…Your Piano Teacher Thinks this is Practice.” My students are having a great time with it and I think they are enjoying practicing more. Thank you for all the time and effort you put into your products.

  23. says

    I have found “Piano Hands Shouldn’t Flip Burgers” to be absolutely invaluable! It was exactly what I needed to revitalize my teaching approach and make many positive changes. “Piano Hands” would be my pick of the “products” but I actually think the blog is my favorite part of all that you offer! I have learned so much, and found so many other resources on the web as a result. There is such an incredible wealth of good information and ideas there! Thank you!!!

  24. Rebecca says

    I just discovered your website and haven’t gotten a chance to try any materials yet, but I am enjoying the free chapters of Piano Hands. I also am interested to try Shh… Your Piano Teacher Thinks This is Practice – a lot of my students could benefit from that!

  25. Ellen says

    My favourite has to be “Shhhhh… Your Piano Teacher Thinks This Is Practice!” The ideas are so innovative and terrific for motivating young students to spend time at the piano!

  26. says

    Oh, it’s so hard to pick a favorite! Everything is so full of piano awesomeness, but I will say that Fearless Fortissimo helped my male students feel confident and enjoy piano when they thought the method books were too girly. They learned a lot of great skills along the way, too.
    :-)

  27. says

    I’ve been teaching piano lessons for over 20 years. I love the Fearless series and the Piano Hands book! I taught elementary vocal/choral/general music for 32 years, and was teaching piano during the last 15 years of that time. I knew my passion was teaching piano, and am thrilled I can now totally focus on where my heart has led me. Your books, especially Piano Hands, gives me inspiration, and tips and information that I’ve desperately been needing, and am now implementing in my teaching. My next purchase from you will be Shh…Your Piano Teacher Thinks This is Practicing! Can’t wait to read it and use it with my students!

  28. jessica says

    This whole blog and website is awesome!!! I love all the amazing ideas here. I think Shhh… Your Piano Teacher Thinks This is Practice is definitely a clever idea to inspire students.

  29. Deborah Govenor says

    I confess that I haven’t used any of these yet, but am ordering “Fearless Fortissimo” and “Shhh….Your Piano Teacher Thinks This is Practice” because these are two problem areas in my studio! I know I’ll love them!

  30. says

    I love your blog, am investigating the wunderkeys, reading piano hands… and plan to learn from your other products as well. Great job you two, keep up the good work. THX!

  31. Jennifer Faulkner says

    This is the year for change! After teaching off-and-on for 20 years, and now with two children out of the house this summer, I am refocusing my studio in so many ways. I desire to be THE fun, creative, and excellent teacher everyone wants to learn from in my area! I am so excited to offer the Wunderkeys preschool program this fall! My friends laugh because for years I was the teacher saying I wouldn’t teach young children; now here I am, eating my words. I tell them that there was no preschool curriculum until now! I also just discovered Fearless Fortissimo, and can hardly wait to start using it on the boys!! How fun! My 9 year-old son will be my first trial student. Thank you, Trevor and Andrea, for putting your creativity genius together and inspiring the piano teaching community with some fantastic resources!!! You guys are awesome!!!!

  32. says

    I am sorry to say that I don’t have any of your products just yet. I have been teaching for about 40 years. I started when I was 16, and I just turned 56 in July. I have kept about 50 students for as long as I can remember. I have not dropped it to about 42 and about 13 take 45 minute lessons, the rest a half hour. I plan on ordering something in September. Everything looks awesome THanks………..

  33. Sandra Coryell says

    Shh… Your Piano Teacher thinks this is practice. I looked over your products, and this one seemed to inspire me most.

  34. Marianne Matunas says

    So happy that there are finally teaching materials that cater to the needs of young male students! Your “Fearless Fortissimo” series is a wonderful idea!

    • says

      Hi Christine! “Shhh…Your Piano Teacher Thinks This is Practice” is delivered immediately when you purchase it as it is a digital download. There should be no wait to receive it. Did you miss the email with the link to download? Let me know and I can fix this for you.

  35. Jana Jaudon says

    My favorite resource so far is “Piano Hands Shouldn’t Flip Burgers.” Wanting to improve my marketing strategy was one of the reasons I bought the book. The book tells specific ways to advertise to the demographic you want to target, which helped me clarify my goals. In fact, clarity is what I appreciate most about all of your materials – you cut right to the chase! Thank you, Teach Piano Today!

  36. Genny says

    I am enjoying the 7 chapters you have provided for free and plan on buying the book right after I finish the 7 chapters!!

  37. Melissa says

    “Shhh…Your Piano Teacher Thinks This is Practice”….great resource…but I think I missed your deadline…. :0(

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