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ProductivityTravel TeacherUncategorized

Time Management for the Travel Teacher: In-lesson edition

Last week, I shared some of the ways I’ve learnt over the years to manage my time on the road.  After all, this is time travel teachers can all so easily ‘lose’ during their overall teaching week. However, one thing holds true whether you teach in your student’s home, your home studio, commercial location or…

ProductivityThe admin side of teachingTravel TeacherUncategorized

Time Management For Traveling Teachers

It seems like we never have enough time in lesson to get everything covered, let alone anything remotely close to resembling everything.  Between ensuring that our student truly can play that new section independently, parents needing (or wanting) to talk with us, or any of a million other situations, time has a way of rushing…

Music LabThe admin side of teachingUncategorized

Setting Up a Music Lab: Lessons Learnt

Anytime we try something new, there is always a time of transition. This year, my students & I embarked on a new way of doing things in our studio. Granted, we always do something new each year … but, this year it was a BIG one. Setting up a travelling music lab.

After 3 weeks, I thought I would share the successes, the surprises (good & bad), the tweaks, & lessons I have learnt so far. Thankfully, overall the transition has been amazingly smooth & overwhelmingly positive.

Professional DevelopmentReflectionsUncategorized

I don't have a hobby. I have a boutique studio!

Your vision for your studio may change over time and that’s okay. My starting vision of having a studio that consistently improves has new offerings for clients hasn’t changed. But, the evolution of that vision is drastically different from what I had originally planned. I opted to have a boutique studio!

Professional DevelopmentUncategorized

What On Earth Was I Thinking?

Combined with all the back to school preparations, it was natural to look back on the previous years of school … both my kids in school & my growth as a teacher. At this point, we are now on the 11th & 12th teachers for our kids. They have all done well with our kids, but not all have done well with us as parents. And, I realized at the end of last year that the ones that didn’t do well with us as parents reminded me of someone I know very well. Myself as a beginning teacher. What on earth was I thinking?

Student ProgressThe admin side of teachingUncategorized

"How do you know my child is progressing?" I'm glad you asked!

Maybe it’s my special needs teaching background.  Maybe, it has to do with teaching at private schools.  Or, maybe I just feel a deep desire to be organized (or at least feel like I’m mostly organized).  Whatever the reason really is, each summer I make an annual growth plan for each of my students.  Why…