Balancing Teaching & Family

I love being a piano teacher. Among many reasons why, I love it because: I am able to do something I love and inspire/bless the lives of others (and get paid for it!); I get to choose my hours; I can earn a good living, if I choose; I am my own boss; and I get to do it in my home! Who else is so happy about this? We really are blessed in our profession in many ways! These reasons why I love being a piano teacher are so important to me, because of another love...

I love being a mom. I have wanted to be a piano teacher for a long time (and I have taught piano for quite a long time!) but I have wanted to be a mom for even longer - for as long as I can remember, in fact. I am a stay-at-home mom and wouldn't have it any other way.

Janina is also a mother, and many of our readers are currently raising families, have raised families, or hope to raise families in the future! Therefore, we feel that it is only fitting to talk about ways to balance these two important parts of our lives. We hope that you will share with us your experiences and ideas this week on this important topic.

Things to Consider

When you are a parent, setting up your music studio is a bit different than if you did not have a family to consider. There are so many things to think about, to schedule, to plan, to decide. Here are a few questions to ask yourself, to get yourself thinking and planning:

Requirements & Challenges

My #1 challenge in being a piano teacher is arranging my teaching schedule in such a way as to not interfere with my time with my husband and son. This is incredibly important to me. You may have different challenges. Here is a list I have come up with of requirements of being a music teacher who is also a parent, as well as some challenges that you may have to face:



What are some challenges you have encountered in being a piano teacher and a parent? What do you think is important to consider?

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