I’m one relaxed lady at the moment. And I just finished an entire bag of caramel popcorn. Don’t judge.
Why am I relaxed? Well, sugar has always made me feel wonderful… but it is actually to do with the fact that I am officially finished with “recital season”. This weekend saw me as the ring master in the circus that is our studio recitals. 165 students performed throughout the day on Saturday and 40 “under 5′s” on Tuesday night. And I should mention that my 13 month old came down with Rubella 4 nights before and… duh duh duh dah!… my own immunization didn’t work back when I was a kiddie (I’m one of 5% of the population)… so I got it too! German Measles and recitals make a delightful combination, let me tell you.
But it’s over. And it was a success.
So this week in my studio I was praying for a bit of peace and quiet. Dare I say I was hoping for some cancelled lessons? A couple of no-shows? Recitals are over and it’s almost the holidays; it’s prime-time for piano lessons to be forgotten… giving me a chance to do some online shopping and possibly even tidy the war zone that is my office?
But no. Every single student has come. We’re in the height of school concerts, parties, light-ups… the flu… come on people!!
This is when piano teaching awesomeness backfires.
Thank goodness most of them brought presents. And thank goodness most of those presents were chocolate… and some caramel popcorn.
Do you WANT your students to WANT to come to lessons? Most of my kiddies barged in the door this week demanding the next activities from “Shhh… Your Piano Teacher Thinks This is Practice”. We’ve created a monster… a book that is as addicting to piano students as cookies are to Santa. Check it out and be armed and ready for the January blues that are just around the corner.