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Keeping Studio Information at Your (Digital) Fingertips

Keep Information at Your (Digital) Fingertips

Gone are the days when we could keep our information in file cabinets & bookshelves.  In today’s studio, we need digital information that can be accessed immediately. Today’s students & their parents are used to finding information with a quick search online. As a studio owner, if you have to search your shelves or file…

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How to Create a Curriculum Plan (Part 1)

How to Create a Curriculum Plan: Part 1

One of the hardest parts of being an independent instrument teacher is creating a curriculum plan.   When you know what to teach, it is so easier to guide students throughout the year so they make consistent progress. Unlike teaching in a school system, there is no governing board that determines what you will teach each…

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How to Give Students Choice … With Boundaries

How to Give Student Choices With Boundaries

Does the idea of giving up control in your studio make you nervous?  Giving students choice, with boundaries, doesn’t have to be hard. It means they play the music they love while you teach what needs to be taught. While it may seem like an all or nothing situation, giving students choice in your studio…

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Keeping Clients in the Know

Keep Your Clients in the Know - Without Increasing Admin Time

One of the most effective ways to get (& keep) your clients on your side is to keep them informed.  Especially for families that are already juggling multiple after-school activities for each child.  The easiest way to accomplish this is through a studio newsletter. And while you may have visions of clients deleting yet another…

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How to Plan a Multi-Level Group Lesson

How to Plan a Multi-Level Group Lesson

Planning group lessons is a wonderful way to increase social engagement in your studio.  Holding a multi-level group lesson may seem like a nightmare in the making.  But, it doesn’t have to be. With a little planning, multi-level group lessons throughout the year could be just the thing your students rave about.

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Making Time for the Business Side: Schedule Administrative Tasks!

Making Time for the Business Side

Many times when we talk about setting up a schedule, we think about our teaching time.  Or, if you are a travel teacher, teaching & travel time.  But, do you also schedule administrative tasks that go into running a successful studio?  Or, is it a bit of a wing-it type of situation? Chances are if…