Musical Money

Musical Money

As we approach the end of the holiday season, now may be a great time to evaluate your finances and plan for the next year. Although we musicians sometimes get stuck in the “starving artist” mentality, no one is forcing us into poverty. While it may be true that most...
Using Technology in Music Lessons

Using Technology in Music Lessons

Since I began teaching lessons many years ago, I have noticed more often students seem to have smartphones, tablets, and computers. In fact, they seem to be getting them at younger and younger ages. These students often have a natural inclination towards technology in...
Appreciating the Gift of Music

Appreciating the Gift of Music

Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My father and uncle frequently got together to write and record music as I was growing up, and I remember falling asleep to their music being played in the basement for all hours. I have been in love with...
We’re Thankful For You!

We’re Thankful For You!

Thanksgiving is a time to sit back and purposefully reflect on the good things in your life. It’s a time to enjoy friends and family, catch up with those you don’t get to see regularly, and reflect on good memories. Thanksgiving is a time to honor those...
Creating Your Music Studio Policy

Creating Your Music Studio Policy

The studio policy is easily the most important document in any music studio. This document manages expectations, sets boundaries, and helps a private music instructor control their environment. If you are a music teacher without a policy, or maybe you haven’t updated...