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How to Balance 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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Running Your Studio: Making the Most of Your Limited Time

Running Your Studio (Schedule Administrative Tasks)

Many times when we talk about setting up a schedule, we think about our teaching time.  Or, if you are a traveling teacher, teaching & travel time.  But, do you also schedule administrative tasks that go into running a successful studio?  Or, is it a bit of a wing-it type of situation? Chances are if…

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Google Forms: Why They Make Admin More Efficient & How to Use Them

Google Forms: Why They Make Admin More Efficient & How to Use Them

Google Forms just make admin easier.  After a few minutes of setting up, clients can fill it out on their own time!  But, there is the matter of actually following up on those Google Form responses.   I’m a bit embarrassed to admit that while I’ve been good about getting the forms ready & sent, checking…

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Save Time & Energy With Studio Info at Your Digital Fingertips

Save Time & Energy With Studio Info at Your Digital Fingertips

Gone are the days when we could keep our information in file cabinets & bookshelves.  In today’s studio, we need digital information that can be accessed immediately. Today’s students & their parents are used to finding information with a quick search online. As a studio owner, if you have to search your shelves or file…

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How to Set Up an Effective Routine Before Lessons Start

Setting up a routine BEFORE lessons start

Setting up a routine is important for having a successful year.  Not only does it ensure we make time for the concepts we want to teach, it makes time for when we need to step back and let our students lead.  For our special needs students, a routine can be the thing that makes piano lessons a safe and enjoyable part of their week. How are you getting ready for back to lessons?

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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!