50 Musical Picture Books for Summer Camps

If you are ahead of the game and thinking about summer, like I am then it’s time to review and update your list of summer camp materials! What’s your game plan for summer? I would love to hear what you do for camps or what your goal for this year’s...

Promoting Your Music Lessons Online

If you are a music teacher and you are not promoting yourself and your music lessons online, then you are missing a substantial opportunity.  There are so many good ways to promote yourself in today’s social networking “crazed” era that, it is a true shame not to take...

Unconventional Ways to Market Your Music Lessons

Finding unconventional ways to market your music lessons isn’t as hard as it may seem. The way to approach this situation is to look at your local community and think about how goods and services, particularly services, are marketed to the community. The odds are very...

Setting up your Music Teaching Website

Taking advantage of all the Internet has to offer in terms of reaching people is vitally important for any business in general, and for music teachers more specifically. If you want the world to know about your music teaching skills, you should take full advantage of...

Making Music Fun

Here’s an idea on making music more accessible and fun. I always enjoy someone that thinks out of the box. I use the stairs leading up to my Studio to teach children about about steps and skips on the music staff. Each stair represents a half step on the...

Are Books Dead for the Next Generation?

You have to watch this video! I love the reversal and outcome of the video. A change of mindset, is exactly what we need when teaching. We are teaching music lessons for the next generation! These are our future teachers, music majors, concert lovers, and music...

Important Studio Documents for Teachers

This is a great interview with Beth Klingenstein and Lee Galloway that I did at the National Music Teacher’s Conference in March. It serves a a great reminder for me to revisit my studio documents and make sure I have my communication in place when dealing with...