100 short, informative nuggets to make your parent, teacher and student relationship the best it can be!
As an independent music teacher, one of the trickiest relationships to navigate is the one between
the teacher, the parents and the student. This easy-to-read book is full of valuable, practical advice to help teachers cultivate lasting and healthy relationship with parents, which benefits the student. The 100 short lessons each stem from years of questions from parents, group teacher discussions, and situations that almost always arise in the field of private music instruction.
Every parent who has a child enrolled in music lessons, or is thinking about enrolling a child in music lessons, should read this book! The success of your experience relies greatly on the enhancement of the parent-teacher relationship.
Author Sally L. Palmer owns and operates the Sally L. Palmer Music Studio in Bellevue, WA. She
has 40 years of experience as a piano and vocal teacher and coach, and is also an accomplished accompanist. Her degree in Psychology makes her unique in that with her expertise in music teaching, she has additional insights on what makes her students "tick."
"This is the book I wish I could put into the hands of every parent of every music student in my studio!" ~ Sam Ecoff, former president of the Wisconsin State Federation of Music Clubs, composer, private music instructor
"I am the parent of a former student who excelled with Sally as a teacher. I found her writing style easy to read and implement. I believe she's the best in her industry!" ~ Kim Moger, parent
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A small sampling from Six Word Lessons for Exceptional Music Lessons of practical advice and helpful "how-to" hints:
Knowing When Your Child Is Ready
During an interview with a young child, I
speak directly to the child and see if I can
gauge the level of desire and interest of the
child, not the parent.
I Am CEO of My Business
I provide a service and you pay for that
service. There are several ways to make
payment easier, such as tuition-based
(equal payments each month), auto-pay
direct from the bank, or advance pay.
Words of Wisdom to the Teacher
Teachers have the opportunity to teach
life-skills, not just notes and rhythms. Such
life skills include goal setting, accountability,
and time management.