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How to Find Great Repertoire That Your Students Love

How to Find Great Repertoire Your Students Love

Look at your repertoire bookcases.  How did you choose the books that were placed there?  Hopefully, your shelves are filled with great teaching repertoire that your students love.  I’ve been sucked in by marketing (hello, “Peanuts Activity Book”) or purchasing a book because “my student already has this so I should buy it”.  And, I…

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How to know your student is ready for harder repertoire

Is your student ready for harder repertoire?

How do you know your student is ready for harder repertoire?  When you teach exclusively from one method book, the answer is easy.  They completed the book.  When you pull options from many books (including ones that do not belong to a method book series) this line becomes a little more grey. This was one…

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How to Plan a Multi-Level Group Lesson

How to Plan a Multi-Level Group Lesson

Planning group lessons is a wonderful way to increase social engagement in your studio.  Holding a multi-level group lesson may seem like a nightmare in the making.  But, it doesn’t have to be. With a little planning, multi-level group lessons throughout the year could be just the thing your students rave about.

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How to Give Students Choice in Music Labs

How to give students choice in music lab - without spending hours on prep!

We know that when students are given choice in what they learn, they are more likely to take ownership of their learning. And, wouldn’t it be great to have students that are excited to be in your studio because they LOVE lessons?  So, how do we give students choice in music lab … without planning…