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Welcome to The Piano Pantry Podcast where together we live life as independent music teachers. Listen in with Amy Chaplin, your host, as we talk about everything from running and organizing a studio business to getting dinner on the table and all that comes between.

The Piano Pantry Podcast Amy Chaplin

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    • 5.0 • 35 Ratings

Welcome to The Piano Pantry Podcast where together we live life as independent music teachers. Listen in with Amy Chaplin, your host, as we talk about everything from running and organizing a studio business to getting dinner on the table and all that comes between.

    122 - Your Annual Website Update

    122 - Your Annual Website Update

    Three questions to ask yourself when going through your annual studio website update. Whether you’re just making small tweaks to keep it fresh or doing a complete overhaul, these three items are always important to consider.

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    121 - Purging Your “Idea” Clutter

    121 - Purging Your “Idea” Clutter

    It’s time to purge one aspect of your digital life, and that’s “idea” clutter. Idea clutter is all of those cool ideas you’ve seen or heard about on the internet that you’ve saved here and there and everywhere!

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    120 - A New Teacher's Journey with Gretchen Steffen

    120 - A New Teacher's Journey with Gretchen Steffen

    In this episode, Amy chats with Gretchen Steffen, a stay-at-home-mom who teaches 15 students two nights a week.

    Gretchen shares her journey through her first three years of piano teaching. She has some great advice for anyone who is interested in getting started teaching but perhaps feeling inadequate in their own skills or unsure of whether it’s the right move.

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    119 - Tap & Grow: Free Community-Based Marketing

    119 - Tap & Grow: Free Community-Based Marketing

    Seven ways you can connect with and tap into your local community to promote awareness and, in turn, grow your business.

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    https://pianopantry.com/podcast/episode119





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    • 12 min
    118 - Recital Programming Considerations

    118 - Recital Programming Considerations

    While it could be easy to just layer students into a recital program based on the order of age or repertoire difficulty, it may not result in a pleasing experience. Crafting a program that is positive for students, the audience, and yourself as a teacher (a.k.a. recital stage manager) requires a lot more thought, attention, and careful consideration.

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    • 10 min
    117 - Embracing Micro and Macro Adjustments in Your Studio

    117 - Embracing Micro and Macro Adjustments in Your Studio

    Your business is a living, breathing thing with the beautiful ability to be flexible and evolve with culture, client needs, and/or personal life. Sometimes, changes and adjustments are needed at the micro level and sometimes at the macro level. In this episode, we’ll explore what that could be like for your studio and also hear about some of the adjustments Amy’s making to her own.

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35 Ratings

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The information Amy shares has helped me build a better studio. Thank you!

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One of the best podcasts for piano teachers

Every episode always has good current information. I always look forward to each and every podcast teaching me some valuable information!

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Well thought and clearly laid out

Thank you for the well thought out and highly organized podcast. So many episodes have been helpful to me! I recently enjoyed the episode about iPad and the fourscore app as I am trying to organize my own digital music right now. There are so many big and small genius tips in your podcast and I look forward to it each week. Thank you!

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