115 – Celeste Watson on Communicating Through Transitions and Thriving as a Solo Teacher
Today I’m talking to Celeste Watson, the owner of a thriving private piano studio in North Carolina. We cover a lot of studio nuts and bolts in this conversation: things like studio policies, parent communication, handling tuition increases, setting expectations for new students, and much more.
But before we get into any of that, we talk about the journey it took for this teacher to get to the place where she could even consider full-time teaching. This journey included facing a playing-related injury and years of retraining, that eventually transformed her approach to teaching and influenced the way she built her studio.
Book: Savvy Music Teacher by David Cutler
Course: Vision and Values
Course: Business Building 101
Connect with Celeste
Facebook: Watson Music Studio
Instructor: Lister-Sink Institute