Practice With A Purpose: Inspire Your Students to Use Their Music for Good In the Coming Months

What else do students gain from lessons besides the skill of playing an instrument? The list is LONG. We could talk about perseverance, longer focus and attention span, problem solving abilities, a healthy one-on-one relationship with an adult other than mom or dad, fine motor skills, and the list goes on. Music has the unique …

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On the Hunt: A Free Score Study Printable

And just like that, summer is over and school has ushered in fall (although it's been in the 90s here in Cleveland 😉 ). Whether or not your students have continued through the summer and need a change of pace, or your students have been off all summer and need to get back into a …

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Resource Roundup: Back to School

Although July seemed to slide into August without much fanfare, the "back to school" feeling has definitely descended upon Cleveland. I am one of those people who enjoy each season, but also enjoy the change of seasons. Summer was fun, busy, and active. But by the time school starts I'll be ready for a steady …

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When music meets real life … July’s Roundup

If you've been around the blog recently, you've likely noticed that I have committed to taking hold of as many touchpoints with my students and their families as is possible - and as makes sense. Too much communication, and everyone gets frazzled and annoyed. Too little, and the same is likely to happen. So I …

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How do you know if your studio is healthy?

What determines the health of a piano studio? Is it based on how the students perform at federation, competitions, or recitals? Is it based on the length of your waiting list? Or the number of students who continue music in higher education? Maybe you feel that the health of your studio is based on how …

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