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How to Say “No” When Clients Ask for More Than You Can Give

How to Say No When Clients Ask For More Than You Can Give

There are so many great parts of running a business.  The freedom.  The clients.  The students.  But, there are times when those same things can seem overwhelming.  Especially when you need to say “no” to clients.  I understand that it can be frustrating when a client asks for more than you can give.  I’ve been…

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How to Flip the Script if You Are Feeling Underappreciated By Your Clients

How to Flip the Script if You Are Feeling Underappreciated By Your Clients

Feeling underappreciated by clients happens to the best of us.  But, there are ways to turn this around. Recently, I was at a birthday party & someone I hadn’t seen in a long time asked what I’d been up to.  I briefly shared about a new project in my studio & that I was presenting…

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Professional Development Milestone: Part 2

Professional development is so important, as teachers & studio owners, to continue growing.  And attending conferences whether online or in person can be invaluable, but also provide important professional development milestones. MusicEdConnect, an online conference, is one such annual experience for me.  If you missed part one of this series, click here.  Because honestly, the…

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Professional Development Milestone: Part 1

This year was a bit of a milestone in my professional development.  It marks the fifth year that I’ve attended MusicEdConnect!  Not only do I love geeking out with other teachers at this online conference, but breadth of topics covered each year keeps me inspired for months afterwards. So, what was this year like?  Well,…

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How to Find Great Repertoire That Your Students Love

How to Find Great Repertoire Your Students Love

Look at your repertoire bookcases.  How did you choose the books that were placed there?  Hopefully, your shelves are filled with great teaching repertoire that your students love.  I’ve been sucked in by marketing (hello, “Peanuts Activity Book”) or purchasing a book because “my student already has this so I should buy it”.  And, I…

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How to know your student is ready for harder repertoire

Is your student ready for harder repertoire?

How do you know your student is ready for harder repertoire?  When you teach exclusively from one method book, the answer is easy.  They completed the book.  When you pull options from many books (including ones that do not belong to a method book series) this line becomes a little more grey. This was one…