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Podcast: Maximizing Your Worth As A Musician

Dr. Garrett Hope has made several pivots in his life as a musician – from composer to performer to teacher to consultant. And now he’s helping others do the same. In everything he does though, Garrett believes that musicians should craft businesses around their endeavors that efficiently repurpose their artistic output and properly reward them for their value. In our conversation, Dr. Hope offers philosophical convictions for this attitude as well as practical tips on how to achieve the vision he promotes.

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Garrett Hope Apr 27, 2022 Inspiration
CODA: A Testament to the Power of the Music Teacher

What makes CODA particularly meaningful for music teachers is that it is a music teacher who changes Ruby’s life. So many of us in this community have experienced the power of music teachers – either as a student or as a teacher ourself. We know what it feels like to have someone who believes in you and champions you, even when things get tough. Mr. Villalobos is that teacher for Ruby.

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Nicole McCray Apr 18, 2022 Inspiration
7 Things To Do When Applying for a Music Teacher Job

Would you like to vastly increase your odds of success when applying for a job as a music teacher? Follow these 7 tips to qualify for the music teaching job you want.

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Doug Hanvey Apr 11, 2022 Inspiration
Learning to Play an Instrument and Learning to Practice Are Two Distinct Skills

Why do some students love to practice right away, while others find music practice a real challenge? What can we do to support young musicians as they both learn to play their instruments and learn how to practice effectively?

These are a few of the questions Christine Goodner spends her time writing and speaking about. She also dives into them in-depth in her new book, Music Practice Makeover: Strategies to Make Practice with Your Music Student as Painless and Efficient as Possible.

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Christine Goodner Mar 25, 2022 Inspiration
Duet is looking for brand ambassadors. Is this a job for you?

Duet is dedicated to building the most energetic and rewarding community for music teachers on the market. But to do this, we need YOU! Interested in becoming a paid brand ambassador? Check this out!

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Duet Partner Feb 2, 2022 Inspiration