Studio Communication

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Emergency Information

Teachers, do you have a system for emergencies? For example, I was thinking of having an “emergency card” in my studio with contact info for a trusted neighbor and my husband in case something happens to me during a lesson. Then I wondered if I…

Video Student Advice

You know how you talk yourself blue in the face sometimes to your students about basic best practices and it seems to go in one ear and out the other? Well, I decided to let the STUDENTS speak – video tape them – and share…

Whether or not to have a studio Facebook page

I just had my annual piano party yesterday and I was thinking it would be nice to invite parents to post photos and videos of their kids. Do any of you have both personal and business Facebook pages? Or, for that matter, only a business…

Writing an exit email to departing students

Who has wording for an exit email? They’re choosing other activities over piano and I’m fine with the, so I just want to say a nice goodbye. Just putting the question out there actually helped me write it. I kept it simple. This is what…

Disclosing disability to students

A question for those teachers with a disability: do you disclose your disability on your website or at your FIS? I have fibromyalgia. Sometimes I forget words for things (memory fog), drop things, or fall into the piano (weak muscles). It doesn’t affect my ability…

Webinar Series: 10/24/2017 – Piano – Developing Strong Communication Skills

Neil discusses some the components of powerful communication in this webinar. Learn how you can ensure that your studio requirements are clearly understood and met by your students and coaches, thus maximizing your success as a teacher and your students’ success with their lessons. Topics…

Webinar Series: 07/27/2017 – Piano – Claiming Territory

In this webinar Neil talks about one of the three critical foundational conversations – Claiming Territory, and answers some common questions from teachers about establishing and regaining territory in lessons. Topics include: Where Most Studio Issues Originate (00:08) Understanding ‘Claiming Territory’ & Boundaries (05:22) Allowing…

Webinar Series: 06/20/017 – Piano – Presenting Introductory Sessions

In this webinar you will learn how the Introductory Sessions came about, how to get people to attend them, and tips for presenting successful FISs. Topics include: Genesis of Introductory Sessions (00:08) Format of Introductory Sessions (06:07) Discussing Parent Roles & Requirements at FIS (10:13)…