The summer sun has arrived… and that means it’s camping time. Well, actually, that means it’s time to drag out the tent and see if it has provided shelter for mold this winter.
I’m not going to lie, mold has found a home in our tents before… probably because Trevor and I are so exhausted after a camping trip that the gear gets tossed in the middle of the garage where it sits for a good little while before we move it to the crawlspace.
What can I say? We’ve added “unpack and organize immediately” to our ever-growing list of personal development tasks that we’ll get to… some day.
One Day We’ll Learn…
That unpacking at the end of a trip makes for easier packing when the next trip comes along. And while my end-of-camping routine needs work, one area that certainly doesn’t is my end-of-year piano teaching routine.
Time To Reflect
At the end of every school year I like to take some time to reflect on my piano teaching; what went well, what needs work, what needs to be completely abandoned. Even though I’m exhausted at the end of June, I resist the urge to hit the beach, and instead use the first few days to reflect and then prep and plan for my September start-up.
This allows me to hit the ground running when it’s time to welcome my piano students back to the studio after a summer break.
How Can You Improve?
This year I want to help you with your piano teaching reflections. Take a few minutes to look back on the past year and think of one thing that you would like to improve upon. Then, tell us what that “one thing” is in the comments below.
Trevor and I will use these statements to direct some excellent summer blog posts so that all readers of the Teach Piano Today blog can hit the ground running when September rolls around!
And Now For The Best Part
Every piano teacher who submits a comment will be entered to win a digital piano teaching resource of their choice from the Teach Piano Today store. I will choose 2 winners at random. You must submit your comment before midnight tonight (June 27, 2014).