Has a student ever had a difficult time mastering a piece? Have you ever been at a loss as to how to organize a lesson and point students in a forward position toward successful goals accomplished in their practice times. The following list is not exhaustive, but will hopefully be helpful to all of you as we strive to help our students develop a strong, well-rounded musical education. This list is based only on the practice of one piece. Theory, ear-training, sight-reading, application of duets, and much more are different subjects to be addressed at different times. 🙂 [···]
The month I signed a lease on a very affordable office suite was a very exciting time for me. I had taught privately for many years and worked out of other lesson studios and it was finally my time to go into business for myself. I painted, hauled office furniture, set everything up just right and soon I was ready to receive the throngs of people that were ready to knock my door down.
It wasn’t quite that easy. Not by a long shot. The suite I signed a lease on was off-street and had no visible signage or street presence. As a result, I learned some very important lessons on marketing (many the hard way). I thought I’d share a few of them here in hopes that others may get a laugh or a new idea from my experiences. [···]
We’ve all heard it, and most likely even said it ourselves in the past.. Why is it that our students feel they know a piece of music perfectly, but then crumble in the lesson? What tools can we give them to prevent this from happening and to build their confidence regardless of the situation in which they are playing? [···]