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What iOS 11 Means For Music Educators

The big music education news on social media these days is all about the apps that no longer work with iOS 11.  I’m one of the lucky ones with only about 30 apps that no longer work with the new update.  Some teachers are finding that there are even more apps that will no longer work! What is a teacher to do?

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The Traveling Teacher's Guide to Scheduling Students

Registration is in full swing in my studio & that means I am deep into scheduling. While I love many aspects of travel teaching, I will admit to feeling a wee bit jealous of my in-studio colleagues when it comes to scheduling.
While I have learnt that scheduling will always be a jigsaw puzzle for travel teachers, there are ways to ensure that your final schedule doesn’t become a headache for the rest of the year. This is your guide to scheduling your travel schedule!

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Getting the Best Clients

Getting the BEST clients

I am sure we all have horror stories of ‘those’ clients. The ones that seem to truly think that we sleep under the piano bench, our schedule only involves their family, or our policies don’t actually apply to them. We might love the kids, but the drain of week after week of unreasonable and last-minute requests catch up quickly.

But, it doesn’t have to be this way! Here is a 3-step process to ensure that you get the BEST clients for your studio!

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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…

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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…

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The top reasons why it's great to teach at your client's homes

Here in Calgary we are heading into the season where my clients are VERY happy they have in-home lessons & I dream of one day having an in-home studio.  (The background image was the windshield of my car earlier this week when my clients were glad to stay inside.)  And, when it gets really cold…