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 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…
No none wants to spend all of their vacation working on studio projects. But, no one wants to be flooded with work when they get back from vacation. So, what to do?
Let’s Get Outside! Instead of students gazing outside wishing they could be there … move those music lessons from the piano to the backyard with these easy ideas!
There are certain times of the year that keeping a balance between my studio & personal life seems almost impossible. Between registration, recital & end of year projects, creating balance is a challenge. Good thing I like a challenge.
There is a certain ebb & flow to running a studio. Certain times of the year tend to be a race to the start … or finish, depending on the time of year. And, it can feel like getting balance is a pipe dream. In the past, these busy times were the ones that I’ve…
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!
I was really looking forward to attending the MusicEdConnect 2019 conference! From past experience I know the content will be great & the presenters approachable. My students also know (& lightly teased me) that next week I will be back in the studio with many ideas & an infectious excitement!
As I head into the new year, I have been looking back. Setting goals is a wonderful thing, but unless we have a clear vision they just become yet another thing on the to-do list.
At this time of year, I am always torn between finishing out the year with a bang & wanting to get going on next year’s plans. So this week, I wanted to share the articles & ideas that kept my excitement up … during a time of year that typically leads to burn out.
Each September as my kids head back to school and I start teaching my students once again, I try to set up healthy habits. Especially since I know there are a few truths that come with teaching.
Read more to find out my top 12 tips to stay healthy during the academic year.