Robin Keehn

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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…

Scales

I am going deeper into “scale” with my more advanced students in the Development Levels and in Accompaniment 2. Having come from a very extensive classical musical training, I understand scale, key signature, and advanced theory. However, a student has asked me, and I ask…

Jazz Clues Order

Hi everybody – is there an optimal/preferable way to process Jazz pieces and JC 1-4? Option 1: start with the Mirron and process all 4 Jazz Clues, then move on to the next piece, all 4 clues….vs. Option 2: Learn each song with Jazz Clue…

All Inclusive Tuition

Alex (Thai), Stephanie, and I opened our combined commercial studio in March. So far, so good! We’re still working together and Thai doesn’t have too many white hairs yet. We recently started a discussion about switching to an “all inclusive” tuition package, where we would…

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…

Workshops & Living Social Opportunities

Dear Teachers, As many of you may know, there are new marketing opportunities that we can engage in that cost us nothing, are without risk, and give us potentially significant exposure as an organization. I am specifically talking about Groupon and Living Social, the new…

Simply Music Rhapsody Explanation‏

Simply Music Rhapsody was created for Simply Music by educator Lynn Kleiner. It is an Early-Childhood Music and Movement program and begins at birth. The focus is really joyful, playful music making with absolute purpose and intention at the heart. Parents get to experience and…

An Opportunity, An Invitation‏: Music Rhapsody

I want to invite you to consider taking advantage of an opportunity to impact young children and families, find great pleasure in small things, and grow your studio in rewarding ways. I know you’ve heard about Music Rhapsody, the Early-Childhood music and movement program. This…

Defining Generative

Since my email last night regarding the “Swim Coach” reference to teaching students who play better than you do, I’ve had a couple of emails asking about what exactly “Self-Generating” or “generative” teaching or learning is. What it means, in a nutshell, is the ability…

Accompaniment Workshops

I would like to arrange for an accompaniment event for my students to play with a small band (drummer, bass, guitar, singer). It seems that at least one teacher has paved the way with this type of event, and I’m open to suggestions as to…