Shared Lessons

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Multiple Pianos vs One Piano

LONG STORY SHORT: I’m looking for advice about shared lessons and expectations about having multiple pianos for students to use during the lesson. About a month ago, I received a call from a retired Simply Music teacher. Her long-time friend had observed her joy at…

Scheduling

I’m starting my third year, and my studio just grew from 20 to 27. At the smaller size I had smaller classes, designed not only around age and ability but also around each family’s schedule. My scheduling process has been to ask each family what…

Parent Complaint about Group Lessons

For those of you who teach mostly in groups, how have you addressed complaints from parents about group lessons and the student to teacher ratio? (Meaning they feel their child isn’t getting enough ‘piano time’ in their new group lesson)? I teach mostly small groups.…

Age Range in Share Lessons

Greetings all – further to a comment I just read in Sandy Larsen’s message to the group re: Accompaniment – I noticed her reference to the age range in her class of 6 students, ages 9 through 62. This was intriguing to me, as I…

Low Energy Group

I’m a brand new teacher, just a month in. I’m teaching only shared lessons and have several groups of different abilities and ages. Overall, I love the energy of the group and all the different, engaging activities you can do with them. I have one…

Advantages of Shared Lessons

I meant to mention this when I first wrote last week about the advantages of shared lessons, in case anyone was wondering: there were a few items from that video brainstorming session that I purposely left out. Here’s why: Wider possibility of teaching venues More…