Tuesday, July 22, 2014
It's official! Beginning August 4th I will be implementing the Arbor Music Program in my piano studio. In this post HERE I spoke of the nudge to teach students on an easy come-whenever-you-want, pay-as-you-go policy. The experience was incredibly eye-opening and changed my perspective as a teacher forever.
Near the end of this last Spring, I had a light-bulb moment. An idea blossomed as I sat down to my computer and wrote and planned out what I'd often wondered how to do: how to design a studio to give that same agency and freedom to my students they were now experiencing so they owned their music journey, but also offer more structure, accountability and intensity for advancing students who wanted and needed it. I also wanted to design better options for adult beginners.
The Arbor Music Program is the result of pondering that question (for years now) and finally sitting down to do the work to plan it out. I guess it helped that I felt ready to increase the hours I mentor each week, too. :-)
CLICK HERE to read a quick summary of how it works. And, if you live in the Salt Lake Valley, (or are willing to drive there for lessons), I've solidified my current students needs and have openings for a few more. Follow the links on the Piano Mentoring page to contact me.