If you’re like Trevor and I, you’ve probably spent every day after Easter looking forward to the May Long Weekend. While it’s not quite summer, the May Long Weekend means it’s time to break out flip flops, barbecues, tents, and tank tops. Or, maybe you pack up the old jalopy and hit the road for an epic road trip.
Either way… holidays and long weekends are awesome! They provide beacons of hope when work weeks start to drag.
If it was up to me, I’d throw in a few more national holidays every month… but unfortunately, it’s not up to me. So, instead, I settle for throwing mini celebrations in my piano studio. They don’t provide the rest and relaxation of a long weekend, but they do keep my students interested and excited in piano lessons… which keeps them coming back for more… which keeps food on my table… and I find food relaxing!
So let’s take a look at several potential celebrations that might make it on your calendar next year…
Piano Studio Celebrations – The When and The What
Piano teachers should plan to throw a studio celebration at least every other month. And while this may seem like a lot to plan, remember that some celebrations, like your Christmas and Spring Recitals, are part of your yearly schedule anyways, while others can be simple celebrations between you and each of your piano students. They do not have to be GRAND events!
Here are several celebrations you may want to work into your studio schedule:
- Celebrate student progress with gigs at your local coffee shop
- Celebrate Grandparents Day
- Celebrate Bring-a-Buddy Day
- Celebrate a bizarre holiday, like Talk Like a Pirate Day
- Throw a weekend Piano Party
- Celebrate summer by having an outdoor lesson day
- Celebrate the birthday of a famous composer
- Throw a Proud Parent Showcase
- Celebrate the inner workings of the piano and spend a lesson on the inside
Tackle the Post Long Weekend Blues
So if, like many of us, you’re feeling a little blue now that the long weekend has come and gone, take one of the ideas above and start planning your very own celebration. It will give you renewed energy and your piano students something to look forward to!
In less than a week, we’ll be releasing our new Piano Book of the Month from PianoBookClub.com. If that’s not a reason to celebrate I don’t know what is! So if you’re not already a member sign up today… and look forward to receiving a brand new piano book full of supplementary music each and every month.