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What do teachers do during summer, and how do you handle summer downtime? What do music teachers do during the summer?

How do you handle the possibility of changing teaching schedules in your music studio during the summer months?

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duet Jul 3, 2023 Inspiration
Motivating Children – What Works When Talking to Parents About Practicing Music? motivating children

We know from talking to hundreds of music teachers over the years that students’ practicing habits are always a point of discussion. We’ve seen parents fall into a whole range of attitudes. Here are a few that we’ve seen.

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duet Jun 19, 2023 Inspiration
3 Tips for Traveling With Musical Instruments traveling with instruments

Summer travel is almost here. Here are some tips for traveling with an instrument that you might share with your students.

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duet Apr 14, 2023 Student Engagement
Summer Music Festivals: How To Choose? summer music festival

For musicians and music students, summer often means music festivals. How do you choose which ones are right for your students?

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duet Apr 11, 2023 Student Engagement
Spirio: Steinway’s Magic Piano Steinway & Sons Spirio piano as a teaching tool

While the Duet team attended the Music Teacher’s National Association conference in Reno, NV last week, we had the opportunity to try a Spirio piano. Spirio is famed piano maker Steinway & Sons‘ “high resolution player piano,” and for us, it lived up to the hype.

Have you heard of the Spirio piano before? In 1999, when I graduated from college and moved into my first apartment,…

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duet Apr 6, 2023 Student Engagement