The Unfinished Lesson is moving to a (slightly) new site address. All the content will be moving over as well. Over the next few days, I will be including a few new features to the site. If you follow me via email, I apologize in advance for any extra email updates you may receive in … Continue reading Exciting News!
This is the first in a new series of book reviews on the blog. Lately, I have been wondering about the role of repetition in both lessons & practice time. In my own practice, it has been enlightening to see the natural patterns I fall into. Especially since some of them, as a teacher, I really do know better. As a teacher, it's painful sitting through a song that once again a student has obviously put NO thought into during a week of incorrect practice. ("Why is the starting note still incorrect?" "I didn't realize." "It was written in bold on your practice page." "Huh.")
As I was looking at my (long) list of goals for 2017, I realized that if I actually want to reach these goals some changes to my schedule needed to happen. How could I make the most of each moment I had available without feeling like I had become a robot?
Owning a business can be exhilarating & rewarding. But at times, the reality can be overwhelming & frustrating when we are unsure of the right choice to make or whether to continue to follow through on the choices we have already made. I've made some great decisions over the years. And, I've made mistakes. But, how can we make those hard choices that best fit our studio?
Every year, I find that I have 2 New Year's. One begins in September & goes through the academic year. The other follows a more 'grown-up' route of starting in January. Both lead to many resolutions & ideas. Both are instrumental in my growth professionally & personally. And the only way I found to make … Continue reading Making Resolutions That Stick