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May 12, 2019

When I'm not coaching piano teachers (or giving piano lessons themselves), I work for an online ESL company as an interviewer.  For several hours a week, I meet with a prospective teacher in an online classroom and interview him or her to see if they would make a good...

January 3, 2019

I love, love, LOVE January.  It is cold.  It is wintery.  It is new.  It is clean.

Yep. Clean.  You know the way your house looks when you take the tree down?  Empty? Bare?  Clean?

I love that.  It is a great metaphor for the start of the New Yea...

August 15, 2018

Years ago, I had a student who always came to the lesson in a bit of a bad mood.  I will admit that it put me off, and, over time, I started to quietly dread that student's arrival.

But, still, week after week, I made sure to use my brightest smile, to welcome the stude...

August 3, 2018

Ah, a fresh month (well, as of yesterday, anyway).  I love the new month because I have 30+ whole days ahead of me to accomplish some goals in my studio.  

Plus, August is especially fun because it is kind of the close of that summer vibe we all love so much.  I ee...

July 24, 2018

I've gotta be honest.  Sometimes, I feel like I am a train wreck going in to lessons.  Usually its because I spent the morning rushing around, trying to homeschool my kids, at the same time I'm trying to clean up, at the same time I'm lesson planning.  And so my mood g...

July 9, 2018

I don't know about you, but I struggle with Spring Cleaning.  I always have grand plans -- I print out cleaning charts, mark it out on my calendar, do one day of it, and then flop.  That's it.  

That's because Spring is just still crazy busy in my household and stu...

July 7, 2018

One of the best ways to make traction in your studio is to set goals on a monthly basis.   There are so many great resources out there on goal setting, but my favorite is guidance from Christy Wright, the author of Business Boutique. 

We all know the idea of setting "SM...

June 29, 2018

"I am brave, fearless, bold, and strong.  2 Timothy 1:7 says that God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline."

These are the words on huge 16x24 picture that sits right above my desk.  It ain't all that pretty (because I made it myse...

June 9, 2018

At nineteen years old, I was a bit too much of a procrastinator for my own good.  Ambitious?  Yes.  Disciplined?  Not so much.

I had been entering piano competitions in my local area in an effort to win more scholarship money for college.  I thought it wa...