About the author

Rosemarie Penner

Rosemarie Penner is an educator, boutique piano studio owner & writer. She has a Bachelor of Education (with a focus on special needs education) and has been teaching for over a decade. One of the main things Rosemarie has learnt is that, as educators, we never really stop learning. Outside of lessons, Rosemarie enjoys reading novels, making a perfect cup of tea, and baking vegan goodies! Find Rosemarie at The Unfinished Lesson.

How to Streamline Your Music Lesson Planning (And Reclaim Your Own Time!)

by Rosemarie Penner

It might seem like lesson planning is just the domain of school teachers, but this isn’t the case. Music lesson planning is just as important in the music studio. So, how do you find a balance between the creativity of teaching an instrument and the structure of a well-designed program for each student? If we ... How to Streamline Your Music Lesson Planning (And Reclaim Your Own Time!)

12/11/2021 Read more

Finding Balance between Piano Teaching and Family

by Rosemarie Penner

How would you answer this? Which comes first - piano clients or your family?

09/19/2020 Read more

How to Make Time for Creative Piano Activities in Your Lessons

by Rosemarie Penner

Adding creative piano activities to your lessons can be this easy.

01/23/2019 Read more

A Comprehensive Guide to Uploading and Editing Videos for YouTube

by Rosemarie Penner

Use YouTube to your advantage in a variety of ways.

08/29/2018 Read more

How to Create Easy Designs for the Everyday Business Owner

by Rosemarie Penner

Have you noticed that running your own music studio is no longer about just about teaching music?  We have become busy business owners with many roles to fill. Teaching. Bookkeeping. Marketing. Social media updates. Nurturing client relationships. And, the list goes on. Whether your studio is in a commercial space, your home, or your students’ ... How to Create Easy Designs for the Everyday Business Owner

05/07/2018 Read more

How to Organize Your iPad and Save Precious Teaching Time

by Rosemarie Penner

Organize Your iPad Back in the day, I learnt a lot about how I wanted to organize my business, even though I didn’t realize it at the time. I always worked for private schools, which meant that I needed to ensure parents were given information quickly and my students were always learning something. Otherwise, why ... How to Organize Your iPad and Save Precious Teaching Time

03/26/2018 Read more
 

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How to Build and Run a Successful Travelling Music Lab

by Rosemarie Penner

Today we welcome an extremely informative guest post from Rosemarie Penner. She has transformed her piano teaching business through technology and travel.  By using iPads and other technology, Rosemarie has created a successful travelling music lab. Not sure what a travelling music lab is? I’ll let Rosemarie explain all that and more!  Be sure to ... How to Build and Run a Successful Travelling Music Lab

07/10/2017 Read more