Professionalism



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Towards a Higher Definition of Professionalism

"Excellence is not an act, but a habit."
This quote is posted on a studio door down the hallway from my office. When thinking about our profession and our studios, I find it useful to substitute the word professionalism for excellence. Professionalism is something we need to practice every day. …

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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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Shaping Perception: Taking Responsibility for Our Profession

Misconceptions about independent music teaching abound in our society. "It is not really a job," "That is parttime work," "Anyone who has had piano lessons as a kid can teach piano lessons," "People who teach in their homes cannot do anything better," "You cannot earn a living from teaching at home." …

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