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Helping students keep the playlist alive

I feel like I’ve had an epiphany lately! I’m realizing the importance of “really” helping students to keep their songs alive. We can’t assume they will do it all themselves or even the parents for that matter. The lesson time is the only time we…

Students are slacking on playlist

I need someone to touch base with. Most of my students are coming to the end of level 2 and are in the middle of the accompaniment book (I added this during the summer) and can do easy improv. That blues scale goes a long…

Playlist adherence help

I have two sibling students who are 5 and 7 respectively. They are midway through Foundation 1 and love playing and have no problem practicing. However, they rarely check off their playlist even with encouragement and rewards/consequences from their parent. At lessons it is this…

Managing the re-entry to lessons after summer

Greetings – School begins today in Canada, and so lessons are resuming after summer break. I anticipate some regression after the summer as not all families were able to come for a few lessons as suggested, and so I welcome any ideas re: how to…

Requirement/Non-requirement based studios

I would like to ask a more philosophical, yet altogether practical question. At what point does a studio become a requirement or, non-requirement based studio. Where is the line? I would imagine every teacher would have their own set of requirements – many would be…

Playlist Review

The question has come up, “How do I review the playlist each week in a timely manner?”   I’d like to suggest some things and open this up to more of you contributing your ideas of how to manage this important component of lessons. If…