5 Ways to Keep the Spirit Alive as an Independent Teacher, Tutor, or Coach

I’ve chatted with hundreds of independent teachers about why we teach, how we establish our careers, and how we run our businesses. There are so many common threads between music teachers, english…
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Perform, Listen, and Play With Others. Music Lessons Outside of the Practice Studio

One of my favorite responsibilities of running David’s Music House is guiding our teachers/mentors to teach more than how to just play an instrument. So much of becoming a true musician is often…
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Planning for the “Unplanned”: How Improvisation Will Benefit Your Business

Wikipedia defines musical improvisation as: “the creative activity of immediate (‘in the moment’) musical composition, which combines performance with communication of emotions and instrumental…
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The Memorization Challenge: One Month, Three Songs

Are you looking to prepare students for an upcoming recital, or just want to encourage them to take a step beyond learning some songs? The “Memorization Challenge” can help! This is a fun, month-long…
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The Power of Nostalgia — Relating To A Student’s Musical Inspirations With Our Own

We all know the feeling. Whenever “Every Morning” by Sugar Ray comes on at the grocery store, we are filled with nostalgia and transported to the back seat of our mom’s car with our best friend from…
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Turning Frustration Into Success

I’ve loved teaching since I was ten years old. I went door to door, asking the neighborhood moms if they would send their children to my house every afternoon during summer vacation. The children and…
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