Happy New Year
It's a New Year and some changes are good.
One of our family traditions is to reflect on the previous year, share one good thing about that year and what we dream or hope for as the new year begins. It was always interesting to hear what the kids had to say about the previous year and their thoughts and resolutions for the next. Sometimes it would be serious, thoughtful and sometimes I wondered what planet they live on.
And speaking of thinking of the New Year have you thought about new students for the fall? It's never to early to start thinking about the the fall. Marketing begins every time you step out of your door and every time you teach. Parents share how great you are and how much their children have learned and love you as their teacher. Don't be afraid to hand out a few flyers to your parents to share with their friends. It's never to early to plant a musical thought in potential families.
Resolutions are hard to keep! This is an insightful article from Elissa Milne, an Australian music teacher I follow on Twitter. Check out her Nine New Years Resolutions for every music teacher.
This year I plan on making some changes to the schedule. One is to not be so busy and we all know that's easier said than done, graduate from college and savor important milestones with my grandson, Jakob. Thanks to those who respond with encouraging words, I appreciate them.
I wish you all the best the best in 2012 with blessings, laughter and music to fill your days.
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