Lazin’ Around … Teacher Style

Whether over the Summer or another season, it’s important to take regular breaks. But, it’s SO hard when you teach or run a studio. Right?

Oftentimes, I like to make a list of tasks that I want to accomplish before the rush of a new school year starts. While I like to relax as much as the next person,  there is something about extended periods (more than 1 – 2 weeks) of doing nothing that just doesn’t work for me.

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Take It Outside! Easy Outdoor Music Lesson Ideas For Your Studio

How many times do you catch your students (or maybe even yourself) gazing out the window wishing they weren’t stuck at the piano?  Let’s stop fighting a losing battle & give our students what they want with easy outdoor music lesson ideas!

Towards the end of a semester, it’s all about keeping our students engaged until the very last lesson.  What if I told you that you could have an educationally sound, music filled lesson … outside?  Yes!

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Keeping Students Engaged to the Last Lesson

June.  The weather is perfect for dinners on the patio, a fantastic fruity drink in hand, kids running around with their friends not to be seen for hours, visiting with friends in the extended evenings & relaxing in the sun (or shade, if you burn like I do).  But, keeping students engaged to last lesson can be challenge.

Or, perhaps your June looks a little more like our home …

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Saying Goodbye to Students Regardless of the Situation

While June is a natural break in the school year, it seems inevitable that we will be saying goodbye to some students as they leave the studio … even during the regular academic year.  Sometimes, it’s due to a move away from the area.  Other times, priorities or financial situations have changed & lessons are no longer an option.  And, other times … well, perhaps we are breathing a sigh of relief after a tough year with a particular family. (Though hopefully this last one is a rare occurrence.)

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