Planning · Suzuki Education · Teaching

2017-18 Plots and Plans

Welcome back everyone! Wow, that year went so fast. I’ve just looked back at my posts here and it’s a whole year since I posted, and what a year it’s been! I learned so much about teaching and about my role as a teacher last year which I will get into in another post, but… Continue reading 2017-18 Plots and Plans

Planning · Suzuki Education · Teaching

Teaching plans for 2016-17

Despite my best efforts the new year is upon us! I’m going to be completely honest and say that this is the first year that I haven’t been genuinely excited about getting back into work. By the time August comes around every year I miss my students, I can’t wait to see them again and… Continue reading Teaching plans for 2016-17

Lifestyle

Get Yourself Motivated

I think most people think I’m ‘just’ a music teacher, I ‘just’ teach away in my house day in day out, I’ve no challenges or expectations, no aspirations or career trajectory. There are two ways to look at that. Yes, I can sit back and happily teach from my house day in day out with… Continue reading Get Yourself Motivated

Teaching

Practice and the Summer Holidays

Ah the Summer Holidays, so full of promise! July is finally here and I think we’re all in the same boat. I always start the Summer with a list of things I’d like to do, places I’d like to go, people I’d like to spend time with, and more recently ridiculous distances I’d like to… Continue reading Practice and the Summer Holidays

Lifestyle

What I Learned from NOT travelling

I’m Irish, I’m 29 and I haven’t been to Australia. I haven’t been on a J1 to the States, I haven’t been inter-railing around Eastern Europe, and I haven’t gone Island hopping in Indonesia. Every social situation I find myself in ends up with people comparing stories from their travels and all I’ve got to… Continue reading What I Learned from NOT travelling