The Dreaded June Slide

The Dreaded June Slide

June. The weather is perfect for dinners on the patio, a fantastic fruity drink in hand, kids running around with their friends not to be seen for hours, visiting with friends in the extended evenings & relaxing in the sun (or shade, if you burn like I do). Or, perhaps your June looks a little more like our home & you are ready for summer to be here. These are the signs that your students or you are done ... & what to do to keep the excitement going until the very last lesson.

The Traveling Teacher’s Guide to Scheduling Students

Registration is in full swing in my studio & that means I am deep into scheduling. While I love many aspects of travel teaching, I will admit to feeling a wee bit jealous of my in-studio colleagues when it comes to scheduling. While I have learnt that scheduling will always be a jigsaw puzzle for travel teachers, there are ways to ensure that your final schedule doesn't become a headache for the rest of the year. This is your guide to scheduling your travel schedule!

Student (and Family) Gifts in 3 Easy Steps

I love the look on my client's faces when I give them their Christmas gifts! It is a small way to show appreciation for welcoming me into their homes week after week, supporting their child(ren)'s music education, & being all out awesome. Every year, there are so many cute/inspirational/crafty/amazing gift ideas for students. This is not about those ... though I will put links to some of my favourites at the bottom of this post. This is about getting those gifts ready as quick as possible so you can get back to your eggnog/cider/mulled wine!

Time Management for the Travel Teacher: In-lesson edition

Last week, I shared some of the ways I've learnt over the years to manage my time on the road. ¬†After all, this is time travel teachers can all so easily 'lose' during their overall teaching week. However, one thing holds true whether you teach in your student's home, your home studio, commercial location or … Continue reading Time Management for the Travel Teacher: In-lesson edition