What to Do When Parents Don’t Want to Be Online

What To Do When Parents Don't Want To Be Online For Music Lessons

There are times when in-person lessons are not the best option.  The two most common are when someone is sick or the road conditions make travel dangerous.  For some families, the idea of doing online lessons (even if only for emergencies) brings out an adamant NO.  What do you do when parents don’t want to…


How to Choose the Best Resources For Online Teaching

Choosing the Best Resources For Online Teaching

Whether it’s every once in a while or all the time, choosing the best resources for online teaching is important.  Having the right tools & resources for your studio & situation is key to making the most of limited prep time.  We all want the time & energy to pursue things outside of our studios,…


The Uncomfortable Truth About Online Teaching & What It Means For Your Studio

The Uncomfortable Truth About Online Teaching

Many teachers were introduced to teaching online rather abruptly.  Myself included.  Love it or hate, there is an uncomfortable truth about online teaching.  It’s here to stay. Why is this an uncomfortable truth (even if you love online teaching)?  Because it signals a massive shift in how we deliver lessons in our industry.  And change…


Tips For Avoiding Overwhelm & Adding Back Fun Into Your Teaching

Avoiding Overwhelm & Adding Fun Back Into Your Teaching

As teachers & business owners avoiding overwhelm can sometimes feel like an unattainable goal.  We want to create the best experience for our students & their families.  But, there are times when that backfires.  Especially during times of change.  Instead of fun, our days are filled with a series of tasks that “have” to get…

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The Best Online Group Lesson Ideas For Music Studios

The Best Online Group Lesson Activities

One of the biggest concerns, when a studio moves online, is, “How will I create community?” There can be a fear that all the wonderful in-person activities you do are not possible, or at best, less effective.  Using the best online group lesson ideas means these student-favourite activities can be just as engaging as the…


Are Christmas Studio Activities Worth It?

Are Christmas Activities Worth It?

This is the time of year when families typically overscheduled, tired & counting down the days to vacation.  Many studios, including mine, have at least one event before the break, even though we are feeling much like our studio families.  So, are Christmas studio activities worth it? I’m going to say, “Yes!” but with a…