We have chosen a rewarding, but challenging profession. How does having a support system in place alleviate the negative, celebrate the good & help us be the best teachers & business owners possible?
Sometimes, we get an ache or a pain that just doesn't seem to go away ... or recurs on a regular basis. Part of it can be due to the office work. Sitting in front of a screen doesn't promote great habits. Part of it can be due to how we play the piano. Part of it might be those heels that we love (or at least I used to). And, I think my dad may be right that the older we get the more our injuries from when we were young & invincible come back to haunt us. This is my review on a resource to help alleviate those everyday aches & pains.
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.
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!
As I was looking at my (long) list of goals for 2017, I realized that if I actually want to reach these goals some changes to my schedule needed to happen. How could I make the most of each moment I had available without feeling like I had become a robot?
This will be the last post of 2016. It has been a wonderful year of sharing ideas &, hopefully, helping you in your teaching & business side of your studio.
Back in my early years of teaching, one of my bosses pulled me aside one day and said, "Rosemarie, I don't want you to be a great teacher. I want you to just be a good enough teacher." Now, this is not normally what you would expect your boss to say regardless of your profession. … Continue reading Staying Focused When You Just Want to Chill …