Practice. It’s a minefield.

Practice. It’s a minefield.

So. A parent calls you about one of your students. They are struggling to get said-student to practice. Should they continue? Should they stop lessons all together? What is the magic solution? Here are a few of my tips for answering this often asked question: Is...

The Impact of Positive Feedback -The Way We Communicate

Today received an email from the parent of two of my students. This in itself wasn’t unusual but the way it made me feel was. Normally we send quite functional emails, a quick hello and then a request or clarification of information. This mornings email just...

How to Say Goodbye to Your Teacher

Sometimes in life you need to say goodbye to a teacher. There is no one, definitive right way to do so. However, there are a few things you can do and a few to avoid in order to make the process less confronting for everyone. Teachers understand that in life sometimes...
The Power of “Play it Again!” (please)

The Power of “Play it Again!” (please)

  Last week my children were starting to push back when I asked them to do their piano practice. Each morning before school they both do 10-20 minutes practice. This has been the routine since they started learning piano last year. So when they started to go through a...
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