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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…

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Creating Balance … When Your Studio is Extra Busy

There are certain times of the year that keeping a balance between my studio & personal life seems almost impossible.  Between registration, recital & end of year projects, creating balance is a challenge.  Good thing I like a challenge. Below are 5 ways you can create balance for yourself … even when your studio (or…

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How to Give Your Students Choice in Repertoire

Wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly which piece would give your student practice with a concept?  Without spending precious prep time looking through a bookshelf?  AND … to give your students choice in their repertoire. It seems like too much to ask from our bookshelves, right?  And yet there is a way to quickly…

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How I Went From Stressed Out Teacher to Successful Studio Owner

If you have read The Unfinished Lesson for awhile, you may have noticed that I write quite a bit about balancing priorities & creating a studio environment that works for the individual teacher. So, why am I so passionate about this topic?

This is my journey from stressed out teacher to successful studio owner!