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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…

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How to Balance Running a Creative Studio AND Having a Personal Life

How to Balance a Creative Studio & Your Personal Life

Do you ever get the sense that your studio may be running you?  Instead of the other way around?  It is possible to have balance while running a creative studio.  It just takes a little time. When I first started my studio, it was hard.  I felt like there was no balance between my personal &…

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How to Give Students Choice in Music Labs

How to give students choice in music lab - without spending hours on prep!

We know that when students are given choice in what they learn, they are more likely to take ownership of their learning. And, wouldn’t it be great to have students that are excited to be in your studio because they LOVE lessons?  So, how do we give students choice in music lab … without planning…