We put you the teacher in the spotlight for students and parents to contact directly. Reach is important! That's why we promote a teacher daily on Facebook and Instagram. Offer holiday programmes? We'll share your event too! Edit and manage your page live! Upload photos, videos and customise your content so it represents your brand - you know target audience - speak to their needs and style.
The First Year: Practical Advice for Surviving and Thriving in Your First Music Classroom
Before you change teachers, evaluate.
Unlike many other subject areas, students in music will often have the same teacher for many years so the transition may not always be an easy one for them. Combine these with your own ideas. Discuss policies with your students. Find experienced teachers to serve as mentors. Build relationships with school administrators, meet with your principal to discuss goals for yourself and your students, take time to get to know your fellow colleagues, continue relationships with college professors and other mentors. Ask colleagues if you may borrow lesson plans, books etc… for ideas you might use.
Reasons to Look for a new Music Teacher
Today I'm writing with advice for those teachers who are new to music education. Although some of the tips are specific to music education, many of them could apply to any teacher! As you're thinking about what your teaching situation will be like, it's easy to idealize that vision, to think that you know exactly what it will be like. But the thing is, you don't. No matter how much you've learned about the district, the former music teacher, the principal, etc. There will be something that you will be asked to do that you didn't realize was part of the job. Try to have your expectations be flexible, because as a music teacher, it is so important to adapt to challenges and situations as they arise! When I'm stressed out, I forget to smile.
Thinking about changing music teachers? Think of it this way. Your child spends time, one-on-one, with this teacher almost every week. Often, a special bond is formed between your child and her music teacher. Think this through carefully. That should never be tolerated.