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5 Tips to Avoid Burnout Before the Holidays

Avoid Burnout

As we head into December, & all the extra activities that tend to crop up, it can be hard to avoid burnout.  This is a time of year when our studio families might say no to participating in “extras” in the studio & our students don’t practice as much as they typically would. Rather than…

ProductivityResource ReviewUncategorized

The Apps I Just Can’t Live Without (2018 Business Edition)

must have business apps

Having the right technology & must have business apps means you can run your studio more efficiently & be more profitable.  Why waste time on a task when an app can make it easier?  This the 2018 version of “The Apps I Can’t Live Without” – Business Edition! While I love “the Beast” (my husband’s…

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The Apps I Can’t Live Without (2018)

must have teaching apps

There are just certain pieces of technology & must have apps that make life so much easier.  And honestly, if I didn’t have access to iPads, a cell phone & online apps my studio would look very different & wouldn’t be nearly as profitable. This week is the 2018 version of “The Apps I Can’t…

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Sharing student success

5 Ways to Share Student Success With Your Clients

Sometimes families say goodbye.  And, it isn’t necessarily because they don’t like your teaching.  They just don’t know if or how their child is progressing because you aren’t sharing student success on a regular basis. So, they leave thinking that their child hasn’t learnt anything.  But, WE know that isn’t true.

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Setting Realistic Schedule Expectations

With the first weeks back to teaching, it is time to settle into the fabulous-ness (perhaps not an official word, but one that describes how much I love my job) of lessons with my students!  As a teacher, a big part of keeping clients and students happy is setting realistic expectations for each person.  As a travel teacher, that list looks a little different because we need to set up realistic schedule expectations as well.