In December, voting was open for the 1st Annual Teacher's Choice Awards. Only 5 categories were on the ballot this first year, but you will want to see who won in all the categories in And the Winner Is! Congratulations to all the winners!
Notes with Nick
Nick Ambrosino has more of his down-to-earth and valuable advice in Notes with Nick.
Help Your Students Improvise - Let's Play!
Michael Katz brings some great improv ideas as he walks us through some improv using Gershwin's Summertime.
Did You Know...
Continuing with something light and fun, take a few minutes to learn some fun facts about many of the teachers, composers and bloggers you interact with online frequently. Do you have any idea who it is that is a car nerd? Any idea which composer is cited most frequently as favorite? Learn the answers to these questions and more when you read Did You Know...
Facebook Ads Demystified Part 1
But there is more than just fun and games in this issue. Finding new students is a high priority for most teachers and fortunate is the teacher who has a waiting list! Word of mouth is one of the best ways to find new students, but what if you are setting up a new studio? Or maybe you want to expand your reach when looking for new students? Online advertising can be extremely cost effective - if you know what you are doing. Facebook advertising is one of the more effective ways to reach your audience, but it can also be incredibly confusing. This month I bring you Part 1 of a multi-part series Facebook Ads Demystified.
Book Review: The Savvy Music Teacher
There is also a review of The Savvy Music Teacher. Find out why you need to put this book on your bookshelf and make the time to start reading it if you want to take your studio to the next level and have the potential to increase your income in 2016.