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Requirement Success

Sharing a requirement-based success story. I had a family recently whose two children never practiced consistently since they started. I told parents and children consistently the past week before spring break and week following that it wasn’t a problem, but that it wasn’t going to…

Mom brings toddler to lessons

I teach two different groups in which a home school mom brings a toddler along to the lessons. Sometimes the toddler’s noise distracts me, and generally the toddler has mom’s attention, so the mom is unable to pay attention to the lesson and be the…

Life coaches for teenage students

Question about life coaches: adult students aren’t required to have one, I’m assuming, though it would admittedly help if they did, I’m sure. At what age does that happen? Just when they aren’t living at their parents’ house? There is a very responsible 16-year-old with…

Time Management and Fitting It All In

I’ve been teaching Simply Music for almost a year, and I now have students entering level 4.  My studio space is small so my class size ranges from one to three students. Throughout the past year I have been having increasing difficultly with time management…

Reading Program Testimonials

I wonder if some of you who have gone through the SM reading program would be so kind as to give me your testimonial of how well it works. I have many parents who are asking questions which I just don’t feel equipped to answer,…

Getting Students to Play More Slowly

I have a couple students that I know tend to play through their simpler songs asfastastheycan.  I assume that this isn’t the best to help them develop playing with feeling, etc., and the one girl has trouble playing the song itself when she slows down.…

Child Resisting Coaching

I have two parents reporting that their children do not like to have parents around or parents correcting them at home during practice. One of the kids is 8. I am inheriting her from another Simply Music teacher who has stopped teaching to further his…

Life Coach – Death of a Parent

I am a newly licensed teacher and will start my first lesson this Friday. I am teaching my close friend’s daughter and her classmate. Both of them are 11 years old. My friend will be in class with her daughter for sure, but the other girl’s…