The Happiest Piano Teacher in Town

Empowering Teachers to Inspire Students

 

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Deal with all kinds of parents
Get paid fairly and on time
Come up with a studio policy that fits your life
Develop a “Teaching Blueprint” that showcases your expertise
Create your own unique studio culture
Know when to when to dismiss students and how to do it without creating hard feelings
Take good care of yourself
Balance work and family
Teach through those days when you are not feeling well physically or emotionally
Rediscover the joy of music and piano teaching
 
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10 Tips for Teaching Transfer Piano Students

Transfer Piano Students

“Hello…Ms. Hall?” “Yes, this is she” “My name is Sherry I am looking for a new piano teacher for my daughter Angie do you have any openings in your studio for  transfer piano students?”

“Hmm, a transfer piano student,” I think to myself. Am I excited to get a student who can play well and is ready for some great repertoire? Or am a filled with trepidation thinking about all of the remediations I may have to do? To be honest, a little bit of both. But transfer students are part of the game so here are 10 tips that will help you book those transfer students have great success.

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Countdown to a Stellar Holiday Piano Recital

Ho Ho Ho! Countdown to the Holiday Piano Recital!

Holiday piano recitals are great. A time for star students to get up there and show their stuff. A time for parents and grandparents to experience the payoff that comes with all of those lessons and all of that practicing. A time for teachers to see the fruits of their labor.

Then again, recitals are also a time when students are nervous, parents are worried, and teachers…well teachers are just plain stressed out! Especially at Holiday Time. But this doesn’t need to be the case. With some careful planning, holiday recitals actually can be fun. How, you ask? Come on, fasten your seatbelt as we launch into a “Countdown to a Stellar and Stress-Free Holiday Piano Recital.”

T-10 Set a Date

Once you decide you want to have a holiday piano recital, set a holiday recital date. Holiday time can be tricky for a lot of families. Some things to consider when setting a recital date are things like; school exams and school concerts. I also recommend booking a recital a few months in advance in order to give students plenty of time to prepare their music. I know some teachers who have a “Winter Recital” after the Holidays. This is a great option if you find that you are just too pressed during December.

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