Group LessonsProductivityStaying HealthyTravel TeacherUncategorized

The Dreaded June Slide

The Dreaded June Slide

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.

ProductivityTravel TeacherUncategorized

Time Management for the Travel Teacher: In-lesson edition

Last week, I shared some of the ways I’ve learnt over the years to manage my time on the road.  After all, this is time travel teachers can all so easily ‘lose’ during their overall teaching week. However, one thing holds true whether you teach in your student’s home, your home studio, commercial location or…

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Setting Up a Music Lab: Lessons Learnt

Anytime we try something new, there is always a time of transition. This year, my students & I embarked on a new way of doing things in our studio. Granted, we always do something new each year … but, this year it was a BIG one. Setting up a travelling music lab.

After 3 weeks, I thought I would share the successes, the surprises (good & bad), the tweaks, & lessons I have learnt so far. Thankfully, overall the transition has been amazingly smooth & overwhelmingly positive.

The admin side of teaching

Anecdotal records … for when your memory fails you.

I would like to say my memory has gotten worse over the years, but that wouldn’t be completely accurate.  I have always been the teacher who walked up & down the aisles saying student names under my breath for the first few weeks of school.  (This always led to strange looks until I explained why…