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Encouragement for new teacher

I just finished my initial teacher training program, and I’ve started on Accompaniment 1 and Arrangements 1. So much more to learn! It’s great, and I’m overwhelmed. I have a 6-year-old student who has spent a month learning sentence 1 of Dreams, and a 13-year-old…

New teacher with special needs student

I’m just getting started as a Simply Music teacher. My first class is scheduled for next week, in fact! I have the possibility of enrolling a 14-year-old student who has no thumbs and a communication problem. He’s small for his age, and is of normal…

Master List of Projects

I’m finding I’m sporadic in assigning projects in all the streams, and in an effort to be more consistent I am trying to plan differently. For my lesson plans/tracking I’m going to use the columns idea someone shared recently with Date, Foundation, Accompaniment, Improv and…

Overwhelmed with All These Streams

How do you guys do this? I spend HOURS and HOURS learning these different streams, and planning them into lessons. I’m just about to start learning Foundation 5 (I have two students right on my tail) and I can now see how wrong I’ve been…

Help for New Teacher

I’ve been teaching Simply Music for 8 months. I am a single mother with a little boy in grade two. I thought teaching piano would be my answer to the struggle that working as a mother can be. I am finding that I’m beginning to…