Last weekend, my hubby and I took a little trip to my hometown in Michigan to visit family. I also had the opportunity to meet up with a fellow piano teacher in Grand Rapids — Jody Deems-McCarger. I connected with Jody last fall through my blog, and then soon after had the opportunity to meet her in person when I gave a presentation to the local MTNA chapter in Grand Rapids last October.
Jody invited me over to chat and see her studio, so I took her up on her offer. I thought you might be as inspired as I was after seeing her charming studio, so I have some photos to share!
When Jody and her husband bought their home, behind their home was a stained-glass artist’s studio. After renovations, it became “The Piano Cottage:”
When you step in the door, you’ll enter the cozy waiting room area. Here, students can warm up on a digital piano, relax on the chair, or admire the sticker chart on the wall.
…or, draw artwork in this blank journal:
I love this idea! I love seeing students’ artwork. I’m going to check my local craft store for a blank hardcover book to put in my own waiting room…something like this one on Amazon.
Guess what else was in the waiting room: some completed lapbooks from my shop! Jody offered a music camp during the week of Spring Break, and they studied a composer each day.
Off from the waiting area, there are doors into two teaching studios, where Jody and the other instructors teach:
A closer view of Jody’s studio:
It was so fun to see Jody’s charming studio and her about the adventures happening within The Piano Cottage.
It kinda makes you wish you had your own piano cottage, eh? :)
(Thanks for the inspiration, Jody!)