Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A Fond Farewell....For Now

By reading the title, you might have guessed what I'm getting ready to do. Or rather, where I'm getting ready to go.

This past weekend my family and I had the privilege of representing Doorposts at the IAHE convention.

(from left to right)
Corrie, Emily, me, Isaac, Mackenzie, Dad, and Mom
During a rare moment, I was able to escape running the booth and went and watched the movie, Captivated.
About ten minutes into the movie, I decided that I was going on a media fast for a month. I was already thinking of how I would write my farewell blog post. 

I have let the computer control my life for too long. I need to put a stop to it. It's almost as if the computer has become an idol in my heart. This is very, very wrong, and I know that. I have replaced God with another god. As a result some things have not been so food. I realize that now.

In case you're wondering what all I'm taking a fast from for a month, here is the complete list:
  • No computer time, except to work on my novel, and do my schoolwork
  • No movies
  • No Internet whatsoever, except to do my schoolwork online.
  • Limited music
I will be around till Thursday. I start my fast Friday. 

I am not regretting leaving, well....sorta, but I need this. I am already looking forward to seeing what God is going to teach me while I endure this fast.

Press on toward the mark, and fight the good fight!!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Matthew 6:33 Piano Teacher

Kim Logan is a writer, as well as a music pedagogy teacher. She decided to share her experience and knowledge of piano teaching with others by writing this book, The Matthew 6:33 Piano Teacher.

While reading through this book I learned several important aspects to teaching piano.

·        Is teaching piano something I really want to do?
·        What are the most important things I can do to grow my business?
·        How should I file taxes?
·        How do I retain students?
·        What should my studio policies be?

As I am a young, aspiring piano teacher, this book helped me in understanding all different sides to teaching piano.

I highly recommend this book for Christians who are seeking to teach music. This book is extremely thorough in explaining the ends and outs on teaching piano.

To purchase the ebook click this link: The Matthew 6:33 Piano Teacher