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A practical and engaging teaching tool for music teachers to make practising fun and easy for your students.

Private teacher focus: Rachel Shirley

'At university, it felt like teaching was an inferior option – something you did if you “weren’t good enough” to be a performer.' Read about ISM member Rachel Shirley in the latest Private Teacher Focus post for the ISM blog.

Is there life after music teaching?

'In 2007, I took the big decision to retire from directing a busy school music department in London at the age of 56.  After 34 years of full-time classroom teaching, it was a major wrench and took several months to adjust to the new lifestyle. How could they possibly manage without me?!  Whatever would I do with myself?'

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