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TC247: It’s Just a Job! with Rachel King

By Tim Topham | Podcast

Jun 25 2021

Have you ever felt that sense of dread or burnout over teaching? Well, today’s member spotlight really shines a light on this feeling that we all have from time to time.

Rachel King had these negative feelings for quite a while but, thankfully, found a way out of it which is what she shares in this episode. She is now enjoying her teaching like never before.

I’m so thankful because Rachel really lets us into her life and how she’s feeling. She also shares the shift she made, how it came about, and the impact it has had on her teaching and students.

  • [03:34] Rachel shares an update on her current studio and students.
  • [04:36] Her feelings regarding her teaching before.
  • [07:29] What she did to make herself feel enthusiastic in teaching again.
  • [11:12] How she felt after her mindset change.
  • [12:23] The outcomes that happened after.
  • [14:13] The reaction of students to the change.
  • [15:53] Her new approach to teaching students.
  • [17:32] Feeling less anxious and frustrated about lessons.
  • [19:30] Rachel talks about liking her students better and students performing better after the change.
  • [20:00] The changes she saw in her relationship with money and the income that she’s making.
  • [20:58] Being able to stand firm on her studio policies and increasing rates because of her new mindset.
  • [24:29] Rachel’s response on emotional investment in teaching.
  • [27:54] How Rachel found out about TopMusicPro.
  • [30:33] Sharing how she justifies the investment she’s making at TMP.
  • [31:54] Future plans for her studio.

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About the Author

Tim Topham is the founder and director of TopMusic. Tim hosts the popular TopCast show, blogs regularly at topmusic.co and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as pedagogy, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, California Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.

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