Thanks so much for attending my session during Nicola’s event. I hope you found it engaging and helpful without being too overwhelming (because we could all use a little less of that these days!).

To follow-up on our session (and to help keep it simple for you), I’ve written out bullet points and quotes that were used in the session and selected ten posts from PianoPantry.com that might be useful to you. Organization and productivity are some of my favorite topics!

Feel free to contact me if you ever need anything – I love hearing from readers!



Presentation Notes

  1. End of lesson (15 seconds)
    • This can happen while saying goodbye to or welcoming the next student!
  2. End of day (5 minutes)
    • Keep your tidying checklists small –  no more than 5-6 items!
  3. End of week (15-30 minutes)
    • Set a recurring reminder.
  4. End of quarter (1-2 hours)
    • Schedule it.
    • Different than daily or weekly tidying tasks.
    • Small projects and planning.
  5. End of school year (2-4 hours or up to an entire day or two!)
    • Schedule it.
    • Rearrange (your space – literally, LOL)
    • Reorganize (edit, categorize, contain, maintain)
    • Rethink (what’s working – what’s not?)


Quotes Mentioned

The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule but to schedule your priorities.
-Stephen R. Covey

Claim your calendar before someone else does.
-Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy

What gets scheduled gets done.
-Michael Hyatt

To begin, begin.
-William Wordsworth


Articles Applicable to Our Topic

Tidy Teacher Tips End-of-Semester Reset


5 Reasons Why Google Photos Might Be the Perfect Solution for Your Music Studio


File Fever Organizing Student Files


The Perfect Teaching Table


Managing Internet Content the Easy Way


Evernote: An Independent Music Teacher’s Handbook Part 1 – Studio Organization [Video]


Top Tools and Resources Four Tools I Can’t Live Without


Email Madness Three Tips for Managing Your Inbox


10 Products to Make Your Online Teaching More Comfortable


My Top 6 “Buy It Again” Office Products from Amazon



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