Host A Sing Along Party

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  Have you ever been to a sing along party? Oh let me tell you… it is the bomb! So much fun can be had with one piano player and a room full of happy people. I had the pleasure of being hired to play for a few Christmas caroling parties a few years ago… Read more »

How To Hire a Teacher

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If you run a studio, one of your biggest tasks is keeping a staff of good teachers. That can be one of the hardest parts of your job. I’ve managed music lesson studios and hired teachers and I can honestly say this was one of the more stressful parts of the job. Here are some… Read more »

You Should Have a YouTube Channel

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We all have a bag of lessons we tend to teach every single student at one point in their lessons. For example, all of my students learn the C Major Scale in the first lesson, everyone eventually learns an Improvisation exercise, etcetera, etcetera. After a few too many occasions of students forgetting how to do… Read more »

Should We Stop Saying “Good Job”?

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A few weeks ago, I saw the fabulous movie “Whiplash” about a dedicated drummer vying for the praise and attention of his intensely effective yet sometimes abusive college professor. If you haven’t seen this film, make it a priority as soon as you have the opportunity. As a teacher, it stayed on my mind for… Read more »