Monthly Archives: July 2011

July Blog Roundup

Here’s what’s new (to me) in the blogosphere this month! Pianimation | Jennifer Fink has moved her previous jenspianostudio.wordpress.com to pianimation.com!  Now you can find her posts and printables all in one place!

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Teacher Feature | Sara’s Music Studio

As announced last Friday, today marks the beginning of the brand new “Teacher Feature” series, featuring interviews with ordinary teachers like you and I.  I’m so excited to be sharing with you today an interview with piano and voice teacher Sara Kimbell from Pennsylvania.  Read on! Name: Sara Kimbell Location: Pennsylvania Studio website: www.sarasmusicstudio.com Studio facebook page: Sara’s […]

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Announcing a New Series: Teacher Feature!

I love reading interviews.  It’s great to hear the perspectives of different musicians on playing, teaching, and other topics.  After the great success of a few interview posts in the past (remember Andrea Dow, and the cousins Keri & Carolyn?), I began to realize that great interviews aren’t just for the big magazines and the great musicians.  Why […]

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Forum Q&A | Piano Lessons via Skype

Last week’s Forum Q&A post was about saying “no” to potential students, and we received some great responses!  Click here to check them out.  Here’s today’s discussion topic: Advances in technology over the past few years have changed the way we live in many ways.  Online video conferencing services, for example, allow us to chat […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

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Studio Marketing: The Studio Newsletter

You may not immediately see a connection between your studio’s monthly newsletter and marketing…but there is one, I assure you!  Marketing means promoting your studio, which includes keeping current customers of your service satisfied.  One of the keys to keeping customers satisfied is over-delivering: giving more than expected.  Newsletters are one great way to over-deliver.  And so, […]

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NCKP 2011 Coming Up!

In just a week and a half, I’ll be heading to Chicago for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy!  After attending to the MTNA National Conference for the first time in March, I am SO looking forward to heading to another conference.  Last time, I went solo — which wasn’t as bad as it sounds, […]

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Forum Q&A | When to Say “No” to a Potential Student

For our previous Forum Q&A, I asked about the legal side of being a business – becoming a Sole Proprietorship or an LLC, dealing with taxes, etc.  My previous private teaching has mostly been as an employee of the university’s Community Music School.  I find all the legal stuff for getting set up on your […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

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Flashcard Prompts for Improvisation & Composition

Today I have a fun new printable to share!

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Studio Marketing: Communicating Value Through Your Website

Have you ever visited a website and been completely overwhelmed with the amount of information, ads, links, and CLUTTER? Have also you ever visited a website and been impressed by the graphics and the ease with which you could find information? This post is going to offer some tips for organizing and effectively communicating value through your studio website.

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

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