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Building Excitement For Lessons

Building Excitement For Lessons

It’s the start of a new academic year in the studio and that means I’ve been working at building excitement for lessons that are starting just around the corner!  
Whether your lessons have already begun or they are oh-so-close to starting, building excitement in those weeks up to AND after lessons have begun is crucial.  Everyone is settling into a new routine and if something is exciting, it’s talked about.  Which leads to more time spent on it!

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year …

A Multi-Faceted Practice Strategies Approach

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, I’m not talking about kids jingle belling or carolling out in the snow. It’s time to head back into the music studio! And that means getting things ready for student success … including having a multi-faceted approach to practice strategies in place.

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Staying Focused When You Just Want to Chill …

Staying Focused When You Just Want to Chill

It is incredibly important to take regular breaks.  Running a studio means staying focused on your business is also a must. What to do? Back in my early years of teaching, one of my bosses pulled me aside one day and said,  “Rosemarie, I don’t want you to be a great teacher.  I want you…

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The Recital Is Over … Now What?

Post-Recital Ideas: The Recital is Over. Now What?

Having a studio recital is a lot of work.  And, it’s completely worth it.  But, you may be thinking, “The recital is over … now what?”  Maybe you are feeling burnt out or “burnt out adjacent” (the feeling of don’t-add-anything-more-because-I-am-JUST-barely-able-to-get-everything-done).  Having some post-recital ideas to keep lessons engaging is a must.

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Help! My Student Doesn’t Have Their Recital Song Mastered.

Help! My Student Doesn't Have Their Recital Song Mastered

It’s that time of year & many studios are working towards one goal.  Making sure students have their recital song mastered.  Or, songs depending on the size of the studio.  Sometimes I wonder who is more stressed before the recital: the teacher or the student. And, I think that it all depends on how soon…