What should you do if a student is not enjoying playing a piece? 

As a music teacher we will encounter many different students all with different tastes and musical preferences. However, it can be very easy to get stuck in a rut with the pieces we choose.  Often, many teachers start out by using method books that they were taught with and can often even end up choosing … Read more

Should You Prioritise Breaks In Your Teaching Timetable?

This is such an important topic when it comes to putting together your teaching timetable for the week.  At the start of the teaching journey you are often laser focused on gaining a full timetable! The idea that you may have so many enquiries that you have to worry about taking a break may seem … Read more

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How To Communicate With Parents As A Music Teacher

As a music teacher it is absolutely vital that you position yourself as the professional with parents from the outset. If you do not set this relationship up properly from the beginning you are potentially setting yourself up for a much more stressful time. Obviously, this is not the case for all parents but you … Read more

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How Much Should You Work As A Music Teacher? 

When it comes to working as a self-employed music teacher there are many things that you need to consider. One important factor is how much do you actually want to work. We all know that the more hours you work, the more money you will take home, but there has to be a cap so … Read more

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C Minor Blues Scale: The Ultimate Guide for Guitarists 🎸🎶

The minor blues scale is based around the minor pentatonic scale with an added ‘blue note’. Its importance stems from its power to evoke strong feelings, spanning from sadness to happiness, and its essential contribution to shaping genres like blues, rock, and jazz. The C Minor Blues Scale consists of 6 notes: C, Eb, F … Read more