Amy Chaplin runs a vibrant studio in Northeast Indiana, shares her passions on PianoPantry.com, and serves as President of Indiana MTA. She holds a piano certification from the Gordon Institute for Music Learning, MM in Piano Pedagogy, and BA in Music Education.
Today’s society thrives on doing things bigger, better, faster. Music teachers may find themselves continually reminding families that learning an instrument is not just a summer or semester-long activity but an ongoing process that requires dedication, determination, and grit.
For some teachers, summer is a time to pack in the extra students, run camps, and draw in new clientele. I find many of my students who take summer lessons do so for one of four reasons. I believe these reasons are tied to what motivates students to practice in the summer.