Whether you are just starting out your app collection or have been building on it for years, there is always something new created that makes our teaching lives a bit easier, fun, or both. This is my go-to list of teaching apps.
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.
Setting up a music lab as a traveling teacher has it's challenges. But, there are ways to work around those challenges to offer something that other teachers are unable to offer!
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!
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?