I teach in my home. As a mom, that is something that is so important to me. I love having this wonderful job that I can do without leaving my home. Having said that, I do think it is also important to make sure that your studio space is an environment that is free from distractions and conducive to learning and teaching. (We will definitely be spending a LOT more time on the topic of Balancing Teaching & Family - because I know a LOT of you teachers are also moms. This is a topic that I ALWAYS am thinking about and trying to balance!)
Right now I teach in my living room. It works just fine. I make sure it is nice and clean and free from distractions, and I have my music library and supplies nearby and it is great.
However, I would LOVE (in the distant future when circumstances and finances permit, mind you) to have a studio that is in my home that is separate from our living area. Like with a separate entrance. And a nice copy machine and computer completely for the studio, and a NICE piano or two, and nice decor and a really nice music library and a great listening library and stereo system, and...and...and....the list goes on and on, doesn't it? It would be so fun to have a whole space just devoted to music and teaching.
So, tell us about YOUR studio space - where is it, why is it there, how do you make it a good learning environment, what your DREAM studio would be - let's hear some comments!
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Labels: Balancing Teaching and Family, Jenny Boster, Your Studio Space