Best Apps for Practice Time

Students love apps.  They don’t typically love practice time though.  So, what are the best apps for practice time? P.S. This list will not cover online programs (i.e. Tonara, etc.) since each teacher has a different system for running their studio.

How to Coach Our Students (and Clients)

While we may teach piano (or other instruments), coaching students and clients is a big part of our jobs.  It’s when we work with our students, rather than give them all the answers, that they have the most growth.  It’s when we work with our clients that we have the best relationships and outcomes.  And yet, have we really learnt how to coach our students and clients?

Let’s Play From the Heart

One of the things I have changed about my practice time in the last few weeks is to create instead of imitate. Rather than play repertoire by other composers, I play from the heart. It’s been eye opening how much I’ve had to say musically!

Then, on a rare trip to my office this week, I found a book that a student gave me which reminded why this is so important.

Does Design Have to Be Complicated?

When I first started my business, I couldn’t help but wonder “Does design have to be complicated?”  I knew that I needed to have good looking materials for prospective clients.  But, I also knew that I was spending way to much time on materials that looked like an elementary school child created them.  Sigh.
Then, I found a solution!

Google Drive: How to Create Folders & Add Documents

With registration starting on Monday, I have spent the last few weeks ensuring that everything is ready to go & as easy as possible for my clients. Part of this is creating family folders in Google Drive. For each family, I add documents throughout the year so parents can access them & get an overview of what they child(ren) are doing in piano lessons.
This is a how-to video on how create folders & add documents to Google Drive.