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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Congratulations Beth Peterson!

We’re starting a new thing this year! We love our Fons Family members so much, we want the world to know it! So starting this month and each month in 2018 we’re drawing a name from among our top Fons…
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Mom Knows Best. Keep Lessons Classy and Focused by Eliminating the Ultimate Vibe Killer.

My mom is a saint. She has perfect social skills, and I’ve never heard anyone say anything bad about her. She is a shining example of southern hospitality. She’s said the following for as long as I…
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Hocus Focus- Tips for Keeping Your Students Focused and Engaged

When I was a classroom teacher, it seemed like my dog and pony shows had become so intense compared to when I started teaching 17 years ago. My colleagues and I would keep buying more gadgets to help…
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New to Private Teaching? Here Are 9 Tips From the Pros

Setting up a private teaching business is no small undertaking. It can feel daunting, confusing and, at times, you’ll probably get advice from anyone and everyone on how to run a successful business…
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The Storm that Wasn’t-Cancelling Lessons Due to Weather/Acts of Nature

Seattle was expecting the worst storm in decades this weekend. A typhoon was predicted to knock out power, knock over trees, and leave the city paralyzed. Bottled water disappeared from store…
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