One of my biggest successes from last year was the addition of a travel music lab. My students who were in lab had a lot of fun & learnt so much at the same time.
Last week, we looked at the Dreaded June Slide. It's that time of year where it is oh-so-easy to just let go & coast to end of the month. But, is that really what's best for our students? Regardless of whether your studio runs on regular schedule, holds group lessons, has summer camps, or takes a complete break over the summer months, it's important to recognize that our students need something different right now. They are tired, both mentally & physically. Plus, with end of year exams, projects, outdoor sports & more out-of-town activities on the weekends ... it really isn't a wonder that our students, their families, & perhaps even us, as teachers, need a change. These are the apps & activities my students are doing this month to ensure they are summer ready for whatever they choose to play!
Anytime we try something new, there is always a time of transition. This year, my students & I embarked on a new way of doing things in our studio. Granted, we always do something new each year ... but, this year it was a BIG one. Setting up a travelling music lab. After 3 weeks, I thought I would share the successes, the surprises (good & bad), the tweaks, & lessons I have learnt so far. Thankfully, overall the transition has been amazingly smooth & overwhelmingly positive.