The summer student-quitting frenzy is coming. I can feel it. I had a student give her notice the other day. This happens every year, no matter how hard I work at doing things to retain my students. My highest turnover time for students is always late spring and summer. Now that it’s started, I’m on … Continue reading When Students Quit
So you want to know how to be become a better music teacher. How to keep it fresh and exciting. How to stay energized about your craft for years and years. Let’s take a few lessons from my years in the trenches of Human Resources: A good employer knows that they need to keep their … Continue reading How to Become a Better Music Teacher Every Year
Have you seen the quotation from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream: “though she be but little, she is fierce” (Act 3, Scene 2, line 325)? It’s been on all kinds of websites and memes about girl power, and I identified with it a lot. Because though I am but little, I am fierce. Just to … Continue reading Are You Fierce?
I may be completely dating myself here, but do you remember those old personals ads, SWF seeks a partner for fun, dates, and possible LTR? When I first got into teaching piano, I was told (in my Simply Music training program) that I was embarking on a long term relationship with teaching music. Like any … Continue reading MF Seeks LTR: Managing a Long Term Relationship with Teaching Music