Studio Management

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New Playlist & Notes Book Reviews

Well, not only are the new Playlist and Notes books very useful, but Jy and Sheri’s TTM is fantastic. I love your wisdom and playfulness in presenting the material and we teachers get much more out of the tutorial than just learning how to use…

Employ a Simply Music Teacher

I am interested that you have an employee teacher. I am wondering how this works.. I am a brand new SM teacher, but yesterday another music friend (who I actually used to have a business partnership with running preschool music classes) mentioned to me that…

Teaching Space for Groups

For anyone out there teaching groups, where do you teach? I’ve checked with music stores and a few other places, with no luck as of yet. I got a quote from a church for $20/hour to use their room. I thought it sounded a little…

Lesson Length for Young Students

I’m starting a small 5/6 yr old group. I’m thinking of having it be 20 min instead of my normal 25-30. Any thoughts? I would have it be the regular time but tell the parents there may be some weeks that will be done early…

Shocking Feedback can be Excellent Feedback

I’d like recommendations on how to handle the feedback from this parent. (Please see below.) They’ve missed the last two and have only come to two classes, up to and finishing the “pentatonic” concept. The recreation only allows refund if they’ve requested for it before…

Dice for Playlist Review

I just started using these dice and dodecahedra recently for playlist review. Students love it soooo much, and it even works for online lessons! It is also helping rekindle enthusiasm in these summer months. Update – today I even did it with one of my…

Show Playlist Online

In your online lessons, how do you get students to show you their playlists? I get them to hold them up to their camera, make sure they mark them in dark pen, blue seems to work better than black I have my students send me…