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Move Your Business and Piano Studio from Good to Great

Move Your Business and Piano Studio from Good to Great One of the wonderful realities and paradoxes about being a piano teacher in the 21st Century is that a good idea is only one click away. The proliferation of good piano teaching ideas and the increased connectivity that we have [...]

What are the Foundational Reasons for Having Piano Policies?

Piano Policies: 6 Foundational Reasons We Have Them Sometimes it is easy to get in a tizzy about making policy changes when something pushes us to our limit. Conversely, some teachers “set it and forget it,” to the detriment of not making policy changes when needed, or not revising [...]

New Holiday Recital Template 2017! Naturally Elegant!

Add to Cart $7.99   $6.99 New Holiday Recital Template - Editable! Wouldn't you like to have a holiday recital template that doesn't remind you of the commercialism of Christmas or the holidays? There is no shortage of "clip-arty" images [...]

Fall Recital Program – The title is even editable!

Add to Cart Fall Recital Program Template - Editable! Would you like to have a fall recital program so professional looking that people who attend ask you where they can buy tickets? That's exactly what happened to one teacher when she used the spring recital program template [...]

How to Get Paid on Time for Piano Lessons

Get Paid on Time as a Piano Teacher! How do you get paid on time for piano lessons? Because after you have moved from a per-lesson payment system to a tuition based structure as advocated in the "Best Stress-free Business Policies" online workshop, you might still struggle with this problem. There are many [...]

7 Rules for Texting and Emailing Piano Parents – You may not be saying what you think you are saying!

7 Rules for Texting and Emailing Piano Parents - What you might not know can kill your message! Texting and emailing piano parents is dangerous work! Though I've learned a lot about emailing piano parents from my husband whose job relies heavily on email, I've also learned a lot the hard [...]

The Secret to Saying No and Enforcing a No Make Up Lessons Policy

How to Say "No" and Enforce a No Make Up Lessons Policy Now that you know how to move to a no make-up lessons policy, it's time to learn how to implement your policy! I hesitate to use the word "enforce" because the word has a rigid ring to it. And [...]

I’m Not Trying to Scare You – But don’t forget this in your policy!

What you may have forgotten in your piano policy... A few weeks ago, a teaching friend emailed me with a very scary story. She and I both think you might want to read this. It's a good reminder to make sure you include a place to update emergency contact information every year [...]

By | 2016-12-31T15:19:41+00:00 August 2nd, 2016|Dollars and Sense, Piano Teaching, Studio Policy|8 Comments

New Piano Student Interviews – How to seal the deal

New Piano Student Interviews - How to Seal the Deal With Cups First impressions can often seal the deal or turn it sour. This is especially true when you conduct new piano student interviews! When I was in San Antonio for the MTNA conference, I met Christina Whitlock who excitedly told [...]

Top 10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Starting a Music School

Top 10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Starting a Music School Click here to download this articleThis wonderful insight on the top 10 things to know about starting a music school is from the esteemed Kristin Yost, owner of the Centre for Music Minds and the author of How [...]