What Are You Offering At Your Studio?

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Summer is the time when many families begin to consider what activities they will be enrolling their children in for the fall. Potential clients will be calling and e-mailing, checking out your website, and asking for word-of-mouth referrals.   Now is the time you’ll want to make sure that you are communicating to families what… Read more »

Pets in Music Lessons

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We are fortunate here at CSM to have studio rooms that are large. This has allowed us to let our instructors bring their pets to lessons and so several of our staff members bring their dogs into work with them daily. This policy generates a terrific interest and conversation with the students and also creates… Read more »

Looking to Christmas

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By Julia Kossuth As the school year continues to fly by, here at the Studios of Sarah Strout we’ve begun to think about our Christmas recital in mid-December. What a great opportunity to enjoy the holiday season, share music with others, and get a chance to perform! As we usually do, we will be performing… Read more »

Preparing for a Studio Move

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For the past 5+ years, I have run a fairly large studio out of my home. In that time, I’ve contracted another instructor who traveled to her students, while still maintaining a long waiting list. This winter, the two of us began toying with the idea of partnering to expand the studio and eventually hire… Read more »

Studio Partnership

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A couple months ago, I wrote about the fact that my studio has outgrown its current space. My partner and I have been searching for the perfect location for a while now, and recently hit the jackpot. Over the years we have cultivated our relationship with a local music store: we’ve sent our students there… Read more »

Outgrowing My Studio

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Every year it seems that I blog about a big change happening in my studio: renovating, hiring another teacher, taking the summer off to have a baby…and now, moving to a bigger location! My studio has grown from being a traveling one (where I went to my student’s homes), to a small one-room space in… Read more »

Holidays at the Studios of Sarah Strout

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By Julia Kossuth As Thanksgiving has just passed and Christmas quickly approaches, we are enjoying the wonderful sounds of Christmas carols during almost every lesson here at the Studios of Sarah Strout. We are preparing for our Christmas recital coming up mid-December, where we will be sharing the sounds of Christmas at a local nursing… Read more »

Technology in the Classroom

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By Wayne Estes I must admit I like technology and I love using it to support each student’s learning & growth. It can give teachers an edge in lessons and it can keep things current and savvy while keeping an eye on the perfection of each student’s craft. Here at our studios/CSM we leverage all… Read more »

The To-Do List

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By Meridith Johnson As teachers, studio owners and managers and people on planet earth, it seems like there is a constant to-do list.  Seasons change, jobs change, people move and our live seem to be in a constant flux. Our studio has gown greatly in the number of students we’ve had, and we’ve expanded our… Read more »