As the weather changes there are a few things that need to change for us as travel teachers. This is your guide to have the best fall ever in your studio!
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?
One of my biggest successes from last year was the addition of a travel music lab. My students who were in lab had a lot of fun & learnt so much at the same time.
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!
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!
when I go to my clients’ homes it doesn’t surprise me that we can often hear life going on around us during lesson. Here are my top tips for dealing with the challenges of creating an ideal learning environment in someone else’s home.
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…
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…
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…