Workshops

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Question about Workshops

I would love to grow my studio from the plateau of about 20 students to more like 50. One thing I want to do is add Workshops. I see a 6-minute training on Workshops in Business Support. Where else would you suggest I look? Also,…

Organizing workshops

I have five kids signed up to do my summer workshop: three 8-year-olds, a 6-year-old, and a 5-year-old. I know the 5-year-old is very active and has a short attention span even for her age. Should I do two small groups or all in one?…

Completing songs in workshop

I’ve started my workshops and it is clear, particularly with the younger group, that getting through the four songs will be a challenge (or impossible). Is it better to just get a taste of all the songs or to actually complete some? I see advantages…

How to plan workshops?

How do you teach the four workshop songs in only four sessions? Are they extra long sessions? If so, how do you structure it so it’s not too much for them to handle? Or, do you just teach as much as you can with no…

Parents attending workshops

Quick question concerning workshops: do parents attend just like with regular lessons? I would require it. Otherwise we invite the questions – why require parent attendance for ongoing lessons when it wasn’t required for workshops? And ultimately it’s the parent deciding whether to continue lessons…

Number of students in workshop

For workshops, is there a recommended limit to how many students per piano, compared with how many you can have in a typical (non workshop) shared lesson? Somewhere I heard a suggestion of only 2 people per piano in a workshop, but for shared lessons…

Accompaniment workshops

I am wondering if any of you have thought about doing an Accompaniment Workshop for current or potential students as a 4 – 6 week affair like we do ‘ordinary’ Workshops? I love Accompaniment, have done lots of it and would love to perhaps do…

SHMs for workshops

I have heard several teachers talk about doing 4-6 week workshops (or whatever time frame fits). I would love to do something like that for folks in my church. A small workshop is not too much to commit to, yet they can gain so much…

Homeschool Workshops

Teaching Simply Music and have shared with a local home school activities group, so that they might consider Simply Music piano as one of their activities next term. The mother of one of my students has recommended me and the Simply Music program. One of…