Ideas & Products That Bring Balance & Creativity to Your Studio

Balance & Creativity: Ideas For Your Studio

How to Make the Most of Your Summer Planning

We may take a “break” over the summer, but many teachers & studio owners also use this time to get ahead of the rush of ...

Staying Focused When You Just Want to Chill …

It is incredibly important to take regular breaks.  Running a studio means staying focused on your business is also a must. What to do? Back ...

A Little Planning Goes a Long Way

Typically I like to start my summer “vacation” with a look at the big picture.  After all, a little planning goes a long way. No ...

Let’s Get Outside!

Towards the end of a semester, it’s all about keeping our students engaged until the very last lesson.   Especially if summer vacation is coming.  But, ...

Creating Balance … When Your Studio is Extra Busy

There are certain times of the year that keeping a balance between my studio & personal life seems almost impossible.  Between registration, recital & end ...

The Recital Is Over … Now What?

Having a studio recital is a lot of work.  And, it’s completely worth it.  But, you may be thinking, “The recital is over … now ...

The Best Type of Recital to Host in Your Studio

What is the best type of recital to host in your studio?  You may be tempted to think that this is limited to the venue ...

Help! My Student Doesn’t Have Their Recital Song Mastered.

It’s that time of year & many studios are working towards one goal.  Making sure students have their recital song mastered.  Or, songs depending on ...

Making Recital Prep Fun & Quirky For Students

Recital prep can be a stressful time for students & their families.  The pressure to play things perfectly can lead to tears & parents wondering ...

How Music Theory & Improvisation Can Be Taught Together

Music theory & improvising.  It’s important to have both in our teaching.  But, what is the best way to teach music theory? To avoid the ...

Teaching Sound Before Sight or The Chicken vs. The Egg Dilemma

Whether it’s Pestalozzi, Mason, Suzuki or Gordon the idea of teaching aurally before getting students to read goes back hundreds of years.  Yet many teachers ...

How 21st Century Female Composers Challenge the Status Quo

Unlike previous generations, the stigma of being a female composer is gone.  So it could be easy to assume that contemporary female composers are not ...

How To Use Digital Escape Rooms in Your Music Studio

In the past year, digital escape rooms have become more popular in music studios.  Many teachers have looked for online solutions that get students practicing ...

Why We Should Include Women Composers in Our Repertoire

March is “Women in History” month & as I was researching women in music history it was absolutely fascinating.  There is a lot of fantastic ...

How to Reduce Prep Time (Even When You Teach Online)

I had no idea just how much time I was spending on prepping for lessons.  Until I started to track it.  Isn’t it funny how ...

Maximizing Effectiveness During Online Music Lessons

Teaching music online can have its challenges.  However, maximizing effectiveness during online lessons doesn’t have to require a tech degree.  With a few simple tweaks, ...

What to Do When Parents Don’t Want to Be Online

There are times when in-person lessons are not the best option.  The two most common are when someone is sick or the road conditions make ...

How to Choose the Best Resources For Online Teaching

Whether it’s every once in a while or all the time, choosing the best resources for online teaching is important.  Having the right tools & ...

The Uncomfortable Truth About Online Teaching & What It Means For Your Studio

Many teachers were introduced to teaching online rather abruptly.  Myself included.  Love it or hate, there is an uncomfortable truth about online teaching.  It’s here ...

Tips For Avoiding Overwhelm & Adding Back Fun Into Your Teaching

As teachers & business owners avoiding overwhelm can sometimes feel like an unattainable goal.  We want to create the best experience for our students & ...

Creative Products For Your Studio

Travel Through Time: Music Labs

Your students will learn music history through digital escape rooms in this series of music labs! You can choose to have your entire year covered ...

Travel Through Time: Women in Music

Explore the women in music throughout time through digital escape rooms in this series of music labs! What this looks like These music labs include: ...

Private Consultation

A private consultation ensures you get ideas & systems that are tailored for you & your studio. Balance for your life.  Creativity for your studio. ...

5 Ways: Recital Prep Activities

“I forgot to practice my recital song.”  The words every teacher dreads to hear.  Banish recital practice woes with “5 Ways: Recital Prep”!  Students choose ...

5 Ways – Piano Practice Strategies

Does practice feel like a chore?  Or, perhaps you want your students to build a set of piano practice strategies to use during the week? ...

Repertoire Databases

Forget about searching your entire repertoire library for the perfect song that will help your student master a concept!  Regardless of what your student needs ...

If You Can Sing Chords, You Can Play Chords

Get your students saying, “If I can sing it, I can play it!” with these short, sequential chord warm-ups.  Starting with the basics & working ...

Jazzed About Spring

Are you jazzed about Spring?  I am & so were my students!  Explore the men & women of jazz through digital escape rooms.  In addition, ...

Lullaby of the Snow Fairies

This soothing, lyrical piece embraces a peaceful moment outside of time.  “Lullaby of the Snow Fairies” takes your student (& you) to a moment when ...

Gizmo: A Quirky Bird

Do you have a bird lover in your studio? Gizmo: A Quirky Bird is a collection of 5 improvisation & rote pieces for your students ...

Repertoire Database Levels 1 and 2 (Bundle)

Teaching early elementary students can be a breeze.  Especially when the right songs are at your fingertips!  Ensure you always pick the right song with ...

Repertoire Database Level 2

Having a repertoire database means less prep time & more choice for students.  “Repertoire Database Level 2” has almost 500 songs listed! An early elementary ...

Repertoire Database Level 1B

Ensuring students get enough exposure to new concepts is a big part of our job as teachers.  But, physically searching an entire library takes time.  ...

Repertoire Database Level 1 (bundle)

When teaching beginners, there are a LOT of concepts to cover.  But, that doesn’t mean students shouldn’t get choice in their repertoire.  The “Repertoire Database ...

Repertoire Database: Level 1A

We know students need practice to master new concepts.  But, physically searching your entire library takes time.  Regardless of what your student needs extra practice ...

Sam’s Life (rote pieces)

Do you have a cat lover in your studio? Sam’s Life is a collection of 5 rote pieces for your students that LOVE ‘house’ cats.  ...

Rhythm Warm-Ups That Get Students Off the Bench

Are you looking for rhythm warm-ups that target exactly what students struggle with while bridging the gap between rhythm exercises & actually creating music? (more…)

Music Around the World!

Get ready to travel the world … in lab time!  These digital labs cover music around the world. All while giving students choice as they ...

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March 19, 2021