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TTTV039: Fun Piano Camp Themes & Games with Tracy Selle & Sara Campbell

By Tim Topham | Podcast

May 01

 

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If you want to make money from your Summer camp, you need the right number of kids to attend. If you want good attendance, you need the kids to be excited about coming to your camp.
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Choosing a really fun piano camp theme is a big part of this. The right theme can really sell your camp to students, and can provide you with great marketing inspiration too. Whether you want to run a small camp in your home studio, or a big operation with other staff and outside space, the theme could make it or break it.

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Sara Campbell and Tracy Selle are the creators of Group Lessons 101, and they have so many fun piano camp ideas to share with us today. Not only will these ideas make your camp a success, but they’ll have kids begging to come back year after year.

If you’re planning any kind of camp, workshop or group lesson, you’ll definitely want to check out this podcast episode.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • 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 an extra few minutes to fill
  • The top mistakes that teachers make with their 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

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Remember that the best thing about a course like this is that it will save you heaps of time and money and avoid you making all the mistakes that Jennifer made when she ran her first camps. Do it right the first time and enjoy the extra income and benefits of a summer-time program for your students.

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There are a lot of podcasts you could be tuning into today, and I’m grateful that you’ve chosen mine.

Being a full-time teacher myself, I know how busy teachers are and how much time, effort and passion we put into our students. Sometimes, the last thing we want to do in our time off is listen to more piano teaching stuff! So, well done for using this time for self-improvement.

Whether you’re at the gym, on the bike or in the car, I know that you and your students will get lots out of what you learn in the long run. Just make sure you try out some of the ideas before they get lost in the business of your next lessons.

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What’s your favourite group activity?

Do you have a go-to game to fill the final five minutes? Or a student favourite that they insist is included in every group lesson or camp? What about a favourite theme that was a hit in your studio?

I’d love to hear some of your awesome ideas in the comments.

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About the Author

Best-known for his blogging and teaching, Tim is also a well-respected presenter, performer and accompanist based in Melbourne, Australia. You can check him out on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.