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Creating Balance … When Your Studio is Extra Busy

There are certain times of the year that keeping a balance between my studio & personal life seems almost impossible.  Between registration, recital & end of year projects, creating balance is a challenge.  Good thing I like a challenge. Below are 5 ways you can create balance for yourself … even when your studio (or…

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How to Give Your Students Choice in Repertoire

Wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly which piece would give your student practice with a concept?  Without spending precious prep time looking through a bookshelf?  AND … to give your students choice in their repertoire. It seems like too much to ask from our bookshelves, right?  And yet there is a way to quickly…

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5 Biggest Challenges Teaching Preschoolers

Teaching preschoolers

Teaching preschoolers brings it owns joys & challenges.  The hugs are a-mazing!  And, the smiles are the best kind of infectious.  But, there are certain behaviours that can leave teachers wondering what happened at the end of lesson.  And, perhaps needing a big nap. We have twin boys & oh how I remember how exhausting…

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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…

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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…