Learning Music: what benefits?

Re-reading an ABRSM article from last year (“Libretto” magazine 2015:2) I saw this topic and would like to incorporate its points and add my own. Not every family will be able to offer children the chance to learn to play an instrument, and not every school will be able to do so effectively. In fact, […]

What should a private Music Teacher charge?

Teaching music as a self-employed person, in your own or rented premises, can be a rather isolated activity. When people make enquiries but don’t follow it through, you may suspect the fee you quoted was too high — though you may never know. But when word has got about from satisfied customers (free advertising, the […]

How a private music teacher can create a stimulating environment

If you are a private tutor and have a waiting-room or waiting area, that is great. If you have siblings learning, and sharing an hour, it’s particularly useful to have stimulating things for students to do while they wait. I have a spare digital piano with headphones, and though it is feet away from my […]

Ask “WHY?” four times ….

Years ago the presenter at a professional conference gave me a word of wisdom which has made it much easier, ever since then, to understand and assess problems, events, trends or whatever, and to make informed decisions. That day I sat there, my clip-board and pen ready to catch what I’d possibly later forget. The presenter […]