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 what?”  Maybe you are feeling burnt out or “burnt out adjacent” (the feeling of don’t-add-anything-more-because-I-am-JUST-barely-able-to-get-everything-done).  Having some post recital ideas to keep lessons engaging is a must!

Save Time & Energy With Studio Info at Your Digital Fingertips

Gone are the days when we could keep our information in file cabinets & bookshelves.  In today’s studio, we need digital information that can be accessed immediately. Today’s students & their parents are used to finding information with a quick search online. As a studio owner, if you have to search your shelves or file …

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 tend to teach music from the notation first & aurally second.  When it comes to a practical approach of teaching sound before sight it can feel a bit like the …

Helping Special Needs Students Adjust to Online Lessons

Moving your studio online can be a wonderful opportunity for students to learn in new ways & stay connected with you even when you can not be in the same physical place.  However, some students may need a little more than, “We are moving online!  Here’s how!”  Specifically helping special needs students adjust to online …

How to Create a Curriculum Plan: Part 2

A curriculum plan gives guidance to your teaching. But, when you individualize programming that is when the magic happens in your studio.  This is when students & parents rave about how your studio fits them exactly.  And, when students feel like they have a part in their piano lessons.