Are you feeling a bit weary and overloaded? The Piano Pantry Retreat is a special getaway for teachers looking for a boost in spirit and workspace.

As independent music teachers, there are two things that are especially hard to find time for: connecting in person with other teachers and having large periods of time to get our digital workspaces in order.

This retreat covers both. You’ll walk away with
(1) Your daily digital workspace in order and a fresh outlook on how to keep up
(2) Your spirit encouraged, renewed, and refreshed for your next season of teaching and life.

Please note that since the work focus of this retreat is around digital management, the ideal attendee is someone who works from a laptop computer daily rather than a desktop, so your device can come along for the ride. 🙂

Note: This digital coaching program is also available as an online series. For more details, visit the digital coaching page.

On this page, you’ll find more details on this retreat, including:

2023 Session Dates


About Amy

Details & Registration Information

Testimonials from other teachers


2023 Session Dates (choose one)

Session 1: Wednesday, May 31 (7 pm arrival) – Saturday, June 3 (1:30 pm end)

Session 2: Sunday, June 11 (7 pm arrival) – Wednesday, June 14 (1:30 pm end)


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This retreat takes place in Amy Chaplin’s home in Bluffton, Indiana, during the Summer months.

Fort Wayne International (FWA) is just under a 30-minute drive. I can probably help organize to have someone do pickup and transport to my home.


About Amy

Amy Chaplin runs Studio 88, an independent piano studio in Northeast Indiana. Besides teaching, she loves helping other teachers thrive in their teaching, business, and life through The Piano Pantry Podcast, and blog. She frequently presents at the local, state, and national levels on topics including but not limited to marketing, organization, professional development, and application of music learning theory.

She has been featured on other podcasts, including Key Ideas with Leila Viss, Music Studio Startup with Andrea Miller, and the Duet Partner podcast. One of her former speaking sessions, The Wild West of Marketing: How do you know what really works?” is now part of Tim Topham’s membership site, Top Music Co. 

Amy has a Master’s in Piano Pedagogy and Performance from Ball State University, a Bachelor’s in Music Education, Choral K-12, from Huntington University, and a certification in Music Learning Theory (MLT) and its practical application for piano through the Gordon Institute for Music Learning (GIML).  An active member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), Amy has served in multiple leadership roles at the state and local levels.

Outside of work life, Amy loves to cook, read, travel, camp, and spend time with friends and family.



Your registration includes the following:

small group + one-on-one coaching
  • Eight 75-minute sessions – Each focused on cleaning up, re-organizing, and rethinking specific areas of your digital work landscape.
  • Amy’s expertise – Amy will be by your side, coaching you through the process, and available to help with research, questions, etc.
  • Scheduled downtime – This time can be used to continue work on what we cover in the scheduled sessions, for personal rest and relaxation, or to hang out with other attendees chatting and playing piano games and ensembles.

  • Evening of arrival – Finger Foods & Drinks
  • Two full days of retreat – Breakfast and Lunch + Evening Snack/Dessert & Drinks
  • Closing day – Breakfast and Lunch


Cost (2023 retreat)


Please note

*Attendees will be responsible for two dinner meals out.

*Accommodation is available for free in Amy’s home but is not considered in the price. Attendees are not expected or required to stay at Amy’s home and are welcome to stay in a hotel locally if preferred.


Interested in ATTENDING?

If you are interested in attending one of these sessions, please fill out

[THIS FORM]  (registration for 2023 is CLOSED)

Please note that filling out the interest form does NOT mean you are guaranteed a spot or even registered. It is simply to let me know you are interested in attending one of the two offered dates in the summer of 2023.

Due to the small group nature of this retreat (by design), I have to survey interest before I can accept attendees. After applications have been surveyed, you will be contacted individually with registration information as space is available.




Bonuses And Ongoing Support

Follow-Up Zoom Meeting/Power-Hour

Attendees will also get access to a free one-hour Zoom meeting approximately one month following as a time to check in on progress, ask follow-up questions, share successes, or use it as accountability to get more cleanup done.

Facebook Group

Teachers who attend the retreat or participate in the online digital organization coaching series version will get access to my Digital Organization for Piano Teachers Facebook Group, where you can freely ask questions and share successes.

Discounted Rates

Get 30% off individual consultations (related to this digital organization topic only) and 30% off future participation in the online coaching series.

Free Power-Hours

If you would like to dedicate regular time to managing your workspace in the future, Amy runs free one-hour power-hour sessions from September – May.

To ensure you are notified when these begin, join Amy’s regular email list. You can also follow Piano Pantry on Instagram and Facebook.



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