Publicizing Your Studio at the Holidays

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This time of year is always a bit frenzied, trying to fit everything in before the winter break begins at the end of December. But despite my already busy schedule, I always make time for the plethora of publicity opportunities that come up in my community. These opportunities vary as far as the amount of… 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 »

The Masterclass: Then & Now

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The purpose of a masterclass is to give students an opportunity to perform for and be critiqued by an esteemed artist. Performing for a master teacher is considered an honor and an educational opportunity. Observing a masterclass is a rare opportunity to see a great artist at work. History The idea of a masterclass was… Read more »

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 »