Back to teaching checklist

It’s the start of a new teaching year here in Australia, so I’m taking some time to get organised and plan out the year ahead. And while it may not be the start of a new teaching year for you, there’s no time like the present to think ahead about what you might like to achieve with your teaching. And of course, tick a few things off the organisational to do list while you’re at it! Continue reading Back to teaching checklist

Closing the deal: Turning an inquiry into a committed student

Whether my studio is full to overflowing, or if there are a few gaps to be filled, my response to every new inquiry is the same. I’m happy. I’m enthused. I’m keen to learn more about this potential new student who shares a passion for music and the harp. But what does it take to turn this question about possible lessons into an inspired and motivated student who not only wants to learn the harp, but wants to learn from you. Continue reading Closing the deal: Turning an inquiry into a committed student