Supporting your child in learning Music

How much things have changed within the last thirty years! Once upon a time (in the olden days!) parents were able to ensure their children followed up the financial investment involved in private music lessons. Not so, now! These days, children are offered a huge range of after-school activities and they frequently end up over-committed […]

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 […]

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 […]