Independent Music Teachers Forum

Fall Independent Music Teachers Forum
Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Le Chatelaine
627 High Street
Worthington, OH 43085

Come a few minutes early to order your coffee and/or breakfast and get seated at our large table! There is plenty of parking in the lot across W. New England Avenue, behind the old Worthington Inn.

Teacher Wellness – Organization in our studios, balance in our lives

Join us as we discuss all aspects of organization in our teaching studios. Disorganized clutter can cause stress and waste our precious time. After more than a year of online teaching, our music stacks are overflowing! Bring any and all tips you have for your studio organization, or just come and benefit from everyone’s ideas!

During part II, the second hour, we’ll hold a lively discussion on other aspects of wellness and balance. Suzanne will introduce questions on the topics of physical and mental well-being. What do you do to thrive as a business owner and wearer of many other hats in your personal life? No suggestion is too small! We’ll discuss the mystery of how to have dinner while being a piano teacher, how we organize our time, and how we connect with family, friends, and activities that are important to us outside of teaching.

Spring Independent Teachers Forum
Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
In-person, location TBA

Continuing Education as an Independent Music Teacher

One of the benefits of belonging to a professional association is continuing education. We learn so much through conferences and meetings with colleagues. During the year of the pandemic, the Internet exploded with on-line conferences, as well as blogs and courses that were always available. We’ll discuss how to wade through the burgeoning number of resources. Bring with you any sites, courses, or websites you’ve found helpful. If you paid for a conference, was it worth it? What sessions were particularly insightful?

We always save time at the end for free discussion of whatever is on our minds as independent music teachers in 2022. Join us!  Check back for the location.

Suzanne Newcomb, DMA, NCTM


updated October 21, 2021