Getting ready for fall is one of the trickiest parts of being a violin teacher. It seems like everything goes crazy in August. New students calling, setting up the lesson schedule, parent education, and more. Not to mention, getting your own personal life in order too!
Here are a five violin teaching tips, tricks, and resources to help you navigate this crazy time.
1. This article by Paula Bird is a great one to share with your studio parents, and it has some good reminders for us teachers as well.
2. You’ve probably already created your fall schedules, but just in case you haven’t there are some great tips in this blog post by Daniel Patterson. I used Typeform for my student schedule surveys and it worked great!
3. I have had my new students’ parents buy these cardboard violins in the past, but I may start using this free printable version. They are more colorful and fun!
4. I have a few new beginners starting, and I am so excited. I love little beginners. Here is a list of great pre-twinkle activities.
5. If you didn’t read this book in July, you have got to read it. I’m going through it again because I got so much out of it. It is a must-read and a must-own.
What are your best tips for starting the school year off right?
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