Attend the LIVE event on June 30 in San Antonio OR attend as an ONLINE registrant only.  We'd love to see you in San Antonio, but we understand if you can't make it all the way to Texas!

The 4 diverse sessions presented at the LIVE camp event will be videotaped and made available for viewing on/around July 10 at the Piano Teacher Academy website.  Both JUNE 30 attendees and ONLINE registrants will have access to the videos through December 31, 2017.  If access is extended for any reason, you will not be charged any additional fee.  


Engage with two leaders who will transform the way you think about teaching piano.


Featured Presenter


Founder of Piano Camp for Piano Teachers

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The LIVE EVENT on June 30 will be an immersive and invaluable experience taking place over one action-packed day in historic San Antonio, Texas.  Seats are still available as of June 20. Registration at the early-bird price will continue for this until SOLD OUT - yay! If you see the registration button for the LIVE EVENT below, you'll know it's still available!

                                 FRIDAY, JUNE 30    

  • 8:30am-9am: Coffee, Tea, and Pastries
  • 9:00am-10:30am: Warm-Ups? Who, Me? Technical Routines for All Ages: Physiologists would take exception to what many of our students consider a warm-up (one  fast scale and we’re ready to go!)  Athletes, dancers, and orchestral musicians have extensive warm-up routines.  Piano students can learn much from these professionals about the concept of warming up, and apply those concepts to their own practice, regardless of level of development.
  •                                                     Marvin Blickenstaff, presenter
  • 10:30am-10:45am: BREAK
  • 10:45am-12:15pm:  Performance Practice Made Easy:  Rules of Thumb for the Student:  It is a big job to bring our students to an accurate performance of notes and rhythms.  Yet composers indicate details of sound through slurs and phrase markings, and a wide variety of articulations.  This workshop attempts to provide students with Rules of Thumb that govern the interpretation of the sound.

    Marvin Blickenstaff, presenter

  • LUNCH:  Enjoy a complimentary lunch on site.
  • 1:15pm-2:45pm:  A Simple Step-by-Step Start to Major Scales, All Without A Book:  Why wait until students can read a scale book and understand key signatures before starting scales?  You can start students easily with scales once they know steps and skips at the keyboard.  Elizabeth will share a tried-and-true method for introducing scales in a highly visual, auditory, and kinesthetic manner to confirm understanding of all 12 major scales in just a few weeks! 
                                                      Elizabeth Gutierrez, presenter
  • 2:45pm-3:00pm: BREAK
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm: The End is in the Beginning: Coaching a Piece to Performance: 
    The teacher plays a vital role in guiding the development of a piece to performance.  How do we introduce new materials to incite curiosity and a desire to learn?  What are the pertinent practice steps?  And what are the clues to an effective performance?  Some of these answers are indicated in the score and others must come from the teacher's wealth of experience and personal musicianship.  This workshop helps sharpen our skills as we lead students to effective performance.  Memory techniques will be discussed.

    Marvin Blickenstaff, presenter

  • 4:00pm-4:30pm: Q&A with Marvin 
  • 4:30pm: Door Prize Giveaways


RBC Pepper South Texas (formerly RBC Music Co.)

4415 Centerview Drive
San Antonio, TX 78228

Phone: 210-736-6902

RBC Pepper - South Texas is located in Northwest San Antonio near the Medical Center. This location is one of two JW Pepper stores serving the musical needs of Texas.

More about the venue


Marriott San Antonio Northwest

from $116/night

Springhill Suites by Marriott San Antonio

from $89/night

Best Western Plus Medical Center South

from $81/night


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"LIVE" camp + videos


  • Attend the June 30 event in San Antonio
  • Lunch included
  • Q&A with Marvin
  • Great Door Prizes!
  • Access to Session Videos on/around July 10 thru Dec. 31, 2017
  • 30-day money back guarantee from date of purchase


Videos only


  • Access to Session Videos on/around July 10 thru Dec. 31, 2017
  • Downloadable handouts
  • This price only continues through the summer!
  • 30-day money back guarantee from date of purchase


Why must I enter my email and a password before purchasing?

This assists us with our accounting and allows you instant access to the videos later.  No worries if you forget your password.  We can help you with that.

When will I know that the videos are ready for viewing?

Access will begin on/around July 10 and we will notify you by email when everything is up and running.  Also, if the access period is extended for any reason, you will not be charged any additional fee.

Is there a dress code for the June 30 event?

Dress is casual.  We want you to be comfortable.

What kind of weather should I expect?

June in San Antonio is sunny and warm with highs in the low to mid 90s. Don’t forget to pack a light weight jacket or sweater as the air-conditioning might be a bit on the cool side.

What if I need to cancel my registration?

You must contact us within the first 30 days after you purchase and we will give you a full refund.

Who do I contact with questions?

Contact James at with questions or concerns. He typically responds within 24 hours or sooner.