When I first began teaching, I promised myself that if the day came that I didn’t love teaching anymore I would leave the profession. And, I have done that at various parts of my life. It turned out that my idealism only carried me so far.
Balance isn’t always a word associated with either teaching or owning a business. In both professions, we tend to pour our whole hearts into every idea, project, & client.
And, becoming a teacher entrepreneur? It brings a whole new level of juggling to the mix.
“The Unfinished Lesson” is my guide to all those skills that take teaching & running a business from overwhelming to fulfilling. One of the main things I have learnt as a teacher & studio owner is that we never stop learning. In order to give the best of ourselves to our students, we need to embrace & try out the great new ideas that are coming up in the world of education. As studio owners, we need to constantly look for tools that make our lives easier & let us focus on the fun part … teaching!
I’ll help you use creative strategies & smart tech
to solve the challenges of running your business
while keeping your students coming back for more!
Below are the top 5 articles from The Unfinished Lesson that have helped teachers like you find the solution to their challenges.
- “The Apps I Just Can’t Live Without” (Teaching Edition): Apps can certainly ensure you have all the information & tools you need at your fingertips during lesson. This list is divided into sections to help you find exactly what you are looking for.
- “The Apps I Just Can’t Live Without” (Business Edition): This categorized list of apps make the business side of running a studio easier & ensure you aren’t tied to a computer.
- “Music lab programming as a traveling teacher”: Want to create lab time for your students, but don’t have a dedicated space to do so? This is your guide.
- “Policies that work for your studio”: It can be difficult to run a business. But, creating a set of policies that fit your priorities, set clear expectations, & solve your pain points makes the admin side of running a studio much more enjoyable.
- “How do you know my child is progressing? I’m glad you asked!”: Explaining to piano parents how their child is progressing can be challenging, unless you have a growth plan that outlines what your student has, is & will be accomplishing with you.
- “It’s the most wonderful time of the year … except when it isn’t”: Helping our students when upcoming changes are stressful for them.