Homeschooling

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Parents not wanting to “force” a child into lessons

“I’m a free-thinking parent, I’m not going to force them to do anything they don’t want to do.” When someone says this, do you even attempt to take the student, or do you pass altogether? I have had some wonderful families with this mentality honestly.…

Summer Teaching in Students’ Home

I was approached by a parent of 2 students that would like me to consider teaching at her home in the summer. She said that her sub has many children that may have interest in piano lessons and she’d round them up for a FIS…

Scheduling Groups

I know from my experience as a traditional piano teacher that (at least for me) scheduling more than 3 or max 4 hours of lessons straight with no major break is very draining (physically & mentally). I do much better with a 1/2 hour break…

Managing Teaching and Homeschooling

I am curious as to how those of you who home school and teach SM coordinate your teaching schedules. We have four children whom we home school and I have a moderate-sized studio and am struggling to maintain a healthy balance between my two responsibilities.…

Homeschool Siblings acting as Coaches‏

I have a homeschool family that I taught traditionally up until January of this year, when they went on a sabbatical. They are coming home soon, and when I talked with the mom about piano and told her I was now teaching SM, she asked…

Homeschool Student Evaluations

I have a homeschool student who’s mother has asked me to evaluate/grade her on her progress to be turned in as credit. I have not encountered this so far, and wondered if anyone has created an evaluation form or anything to assist in the grading…

Marketing to Homeschoolers

Question to all of you…. anyone having success tapping into the home-school population? I have searched online for organizations, and the few that I found did not respond to my request to advertise. Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated. I belong to a preschool…

Marketing in The Homeschool Community

Last year I was asked to speak at a Christian homeschool convention in Northern California for this April. There will be approximately 1000 attendees. Somehow they got a hold of my name because of the reputation/referral of my studio. They told me I couldn’t specifically…

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…

Advertising to Homeschoolers

I am a new teacher just starting out, and I would really love to be able to advertise to the home school network in my area, but not sure where to start. Has anyone had any experience or ideas with this? I’m a homeschool mom…