Joy Morin is a piano teacher in Ohio. She enjoys keeping her teaching fresh with new ideas & resources.
Monthly Archives: June 2010
Just added to the page of free Printables > Studio Business: > Lesson & Payment Record Chart 2010-2011 (3 page pdf) Summertime is a great time to do some planning for the next academic year of teaching! As you can see, I’ve been keeping busy….. This chart is designed for the 2010-2011 year in mind, [...]
This article talks about why integrating a music theory component is important for teaching private lessons in piano or any musical instrument. It is our responsibility as music teachers to give our students a well-rounded education in the area of music – including theory.
Just wanted to send out a quick reminder to check out the June monthly forum topic, Making Your Vocation a Vacation and add your thoughts, if you haven’t yet. There are some great comments there already, discussing ways to keep your teaching successful and enjoyable. We have just over a week left in June, so [...]
Your hands are cold and shaky, your heart is racing, and you find it hard to breath. Are you sick? Are you having a nightmare? No, you’re about to play your instrument in a recital, and the symptoms you are experiencing are due to performance anxiety — better known as stage fright. Performance anxiety affects [...]
Today’s post is in answer to a question I received from a reader via email: I am giving my first ever piano recital this Sunday and I am unsure what I should say to parents at the recital. Besides welcoming them, what sorts of messages are good? Thanks! Personally, I don’t feel the need to give a [...]
Many of you may remember being required by your piano teachers growing up to practice a certain amount of minutes each day/week. Perhaps your requirement looked something like this: 15 minutes a day, 140 minutes each week, or 45 minutes, 5 days a week. One of my previous teachers built her incentive program around how [...]