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Professional Development

Professional Conferences and Organizations (Open Access)

Other than my academic degrees, nothing has shaped me more as a teacher, performer and professional musician than the many professional conferences I have attended, along with my longstanding membership in professional organizations. …

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Professional Development: A Priceless Investment

"To be a great teacher, one must first be a great student." I do not recall where I first heard this quote, but for any professional who aspires to excellence, it should be a lifelong mantra. Professional development (or continuing education or lifelong learning) is an essential element of the professional studio. …

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Professionalism

A Final Overview of Professionalism in the Music Studio (Open Access)

By conducting teacher surveys, doing research, giving presentations, networking with other music teachers and writing articles and books, the area of professionalism in the music studio has become one of special interest to me. … I offer a brief overview of what I consider to be the essential elements of a professional studio.…

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The Messages We Send

What message does the tone of our voice send? What impression does our appearance have on students and parents? Body language, voice inflection, speech habits, eye contact, facial expressions, posture and clothing all can impact the way we are perceived in the independent studio. …

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