educating parents

Smart Sharing: Posting Student Media for Motivation and Marketing

In my very small hometown, our local newspaper celebrated student achievements, even small ones, by publishing lots and lots of photos. Nice older folks in my community would clip those photos and articles and mail them to the students with congratulatory notes. These days, we do the same thing with social media and “likes.” This …

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Piano Parent Tip: Know and Respect Your Teacher’s Make-Up Policy

Graphic by Marco Buonvino Labor Day seems like an appropriate time to take on a subject that creates additional labor for piano teachers:  make-up lessons.  There’s a wide continuum of policies among piano teachers about making up missed lessons. On one end is the teacher who will bend over backwards to make parents happy, even …

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Piano Parent Tip: Scheduling Practice Time

Photo by Sadie Hernandez Back-to-school time is when I focus on organization. I’ve got my household notebook for the year set up (I’ll be posting about that soon at my other blog), and my daughter’s activities all scheduled. I’m hoping that with some advanced planning, we’ll have time to do everything on the calendar! I’ve …

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