LookbookOutlet Inc x studiohelper Extra Long Sweatshirt Dress

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LookbookOutlet Inc x studiohelper Extra Long Sweatshirt Dress / Oversized Sleeves / Graphic Stitching This studiohelper x lookbookoutlet amazingly long sweatshirt dress will keep you warm, comfortable, and cozy no matter how cold it gets outside! First, choose from three colors: heather grey, army green, or classic black. The thick, oversized hood and sleeves are… Read more »

Preparing for a Performance: Picking Repertoire

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As a piano teacher, I have found that one of the most effective motivational tools in encouraging my students to practice is by providing them with performnce opportunities throughout the year so that they have something that they are always working toward. In the next few weeks, I’ll be assigning pieces for our end-of-the-year recital, and… Read more »

undertaking new adventures

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When it comes to running my studio, I am always looking for the next big challenge. Just when I’ve taken my business to the next level, I’m ready to tackle something new and a little bit scary. Taking a look back, here are some of the adventures I’ve experienced in the last two years: leaving… Read more »

The 100-Day Practice Challenge

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“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle In the November issue of Clavier’s Piano Explorer (a wonderful little magazine for piano students), there was an article on creating good practice habits. The challenge was for students to practice 100 days in a row. Students that… Read more »

Yoga, Anyone?

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I have been a rabid fan of yoga for almost 12 years now, and I give it a lot of credit for the improvements I have made as a musician since then. When I first began studying piano, I was a typical voice student… full of feeling, but a little challenged by the kind of… Read more »

Preparing Students for Success

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Festival, exam and competition season is upon us. How do you prepare your students for these events? I take this part of my teaching very seriously, mostly because I had a negative experience at a music exam as a student myself. My first piano teacher registered me for a piano exam and I had absolutely… Read more »

Building a Strong Parent-Base

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I believe that in order for my students to be successful, and in order for them to become long-term students, the most important thing I can do is have a strong and broad base of parents. The parents must be willing to invest a great deal of time into getting them to lessons and practicing… Read more »

The Elevator Conversation

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Recently I was at a doctor’s appointment and was asked what I do for a living. I told my doctor I taught piano. He was very interested and asked many questions, which is typically the response I get whenever I share about my profession. However, as I later reflected on the conversation, I thought that… Read more »

Workshop Idea: Practice Logbooks

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Recently, I was browsing through a book called “Making Music for the Joy of It,” by Stephanie Judy. I was looking through the chapter on practicing, because I was looking for a little inspiration to get my personal practice to the next level. In this chapter, I found a really great tool to help me… Read more »

Holidays in the Studio: Christmas

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I love the holidays and the opportunities it presents for me as a studio owner. Last month, I shared some of the ways that I use Halloween in all its glory to generate some performance and marketing opportunities at my studio. With Christmas fast approaching, I’ve switched out my pumpkin and witch practicing stickers for the likes of… Read more »