November Studio of the Month!

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Our interview with Motif Music Studios of USA SH: Tell us about your studio. Our music studio, Motif Music Studios, opened in 2010 when Jeff & Amie Webster decided to combine their respective skills in computer programming, design and business management and 13 years of teaching experience to create a music school that provided a… Read more »

Why Take Music Lessons?

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By Julia Kossuth Lately I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about why students should participate in private lessons. After all, they have so many activities pulling at them between school and other extracurricular activities, why should they set time out of their week for private music lessons? Besides the obvious reason of desiring to… Read more »

Payment Policy Makeovers

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The administrative aspect of owning a teaching studio can be tricky at times, especially when it comes to money. And though it wasn’t easy, this summer I made the decision to go forward with a payment policy change that I’ve been contemplating for a couple years now. Up until now, I had been charging per… Read more »

The Power of Your Event Schedule

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When potential and current customers visit your studio website, they should be able to tell that you are an active studio with plenty of events designed to motivate and inspire. When students are working towards events, they are motivated to practice, listen and focus, making for a group that progresses well and is easier to… Read more »

Tools for Independent Learning

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“Give a person a fish, and he/she will eat for a day. Teach a person to fish and he/she will be satisfied for a lifetime.” In my last blog, Igniting the Spark, I wrote about my goals for the year – empowering students to take responsibility for their own learning. Since then, I have experienced… Read more »

October Studio of the Month!

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Our interview with Nancy Hibdon, Veritas Music & Learning Center of USA SH: Tell us about your studio. My husband and I created the Veritas Music & Learning Center to include private music lessons as well as academic classes and tutoring. I also have an elementary education degree, so we have a blending of music… Read more »

September Studio of the Month – Jim Beaver’s School of Music

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SH: Tell us about your studio. Jim Beaver’s School of Music, located in beautiful Hendersonville, NC offers private and group classes for: Classic/Acoustic/Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Voice, Percussion and Drum Set, Ukulele, Dulcimer, Flute, Recorder, and strings instrument repair and maintenance. www.jimbeavermusic.com SH: What is your experience, and the style you teach? Our studio… Read more »

A New Year

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By Meridith Johnson The days becoming noticeably shorter seems to ring in a new season with yellow school busses packed with children in every seat, excited to head back to school.  Every fall seems to welcome new beginnings as students return to sports, school and activities with a blank page of possibilities ahead this year…. Read more »

Joy in the Journey

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By Meridith Johnson Recently a friend of mine who also teaches piano lessons shared a story with me about a new student she began teaching for the summer.  After her first lesson with the small wide-eyed five-year old boy, the parent immediately began to question her, “How is his musical talent?  Does he have good… Read more »

July Studio of the Month – The Catoctin School of Music

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Our interview with The Catoctin School of Music of USA SH: Tell us about your studio.  The Catoctin School of Music is passionate about music, education and how we share that in our community. Our rooms are spacious, climate controlled, comfortable, quiet, well-lit, with plenty of room for teacher, student, and parents. And if you… Read more »