Music teachers, do you need a vacation? Like all of you, my fellow self-employed music instructors, I NEED vacation. When late June rolls around, I’m ready to sit on my patio with a cocktail for 2 weeks. Ditto for December 26 –minus the patio since I live in Minnesota. And yet, when we work for ourselves … Continue reading How to Take Vacation AND Retain Students in Your Music Teaching Studio
Something sort of perversely funny struck me the last time I was teaching Creating a Profitable, No Burnout Music Teaching Studio. One item on the long list of reasons why music is valuable was “creates self confidence and self esteem.” And yet here I was talking to a group of talented music teachers who struggled … Continue reading 10 Ways to Act Like a Professional [Music Instructor]
What is the purpose of having a policies document for your music studio? (Or if you’d like to call them something else, that’s fine too!) There are many! A studio policies document: Gives you a framework for how your music teaching studio works Sets expectations for your students about how your music teaching studio works Protects … Continue reading Why Have Studio Policies?