Get Summer Camps Ready

I know it’s only February but as an independent music teacher have you started planning your summer camps for music students? It amazes me how early you have to start planning, because parents are already making decisions about what summer camps to put their...

Teaching Music to Adults vs. Children

If a music teacher attempts to teach adults and children in the same fashion, odds are that the results will be less than optimal for both groups. Clearly, children and adults are quite different. Developmentally and emotionally, they are simply not the same....

Communicating with Parents for Music Lessons

Communicating with parents is the most important way of keeping students long term. Even though most of us talk to parents every week before or after the lesson parents often forget many important details they need to remember such as recital dates, special classes,...

Music! You & Your Students Will Love

Over the past six months I’ve been test-driving the new lesson book series American Popular Piano with students, and the verdict is in – the kids love it! The piano teaching series is an integrated, comprehensive course of study by Christopher Norton,...

Get Organized with Free To Do List

Getting organized and accomplishing your daily To-Do list is something that most music teachers seem too often struggle with on a regular basis. I have found that a daily to do list is the best way to make sure the most important tasks get done each day. I take a...

The Excitement of First Lessons

Over the last few weeks, I have been training a new teacher on “how to teach a small group class” for one hour every day. This class comprises of three little girls who are all six years old and are very good friends. Since, the girls know each other; the class could...