Here begins my notes from the 2012 MTNA Conference in NYC! I had such a wonderful time, and I learned so much.
Saturday is always an optional day at the MTNA Conference. For an extra $75, you can attend Pedagogy Saturday or choose the Professional Studio Institute track. I chose the latter, which was led by Lee Galloway, Beth Gigante Klingenstein (author of The Independent Piano Teacher’s Studio Handbook), and Scott McBride Smith.
9:00am – Studio Documents That Work!
Having studio documents is important for professionalism, to protect yourself, to save time, for marketing, and for organization. Some documents you should consider having for your studio:
- Mission Statement – a statement of the purpose for your life or career. It establishes goals and can help you stay focused. It has four parts: (1) What you do; (2) Who your target market is; (3) What benefits there are for them; and (4) What benefits there are for you. Example: I bring joy to others, enriching lives through the gift of music in a fun, energetic, and inspired environment. Continue reading “MTNA 2012 Conference | Prof. Studio Institute: Studio Documents”