Your teacher studio website

Leslie said: Feb 11, 2012
Leslie ThackerayInstitute Director
Suzuki Association Member
Violin
Taylorsville, UT
26 posts

I am giving a lecture to the Suzuki Association of Utah teachers about building a simple website for your studio. If you have a studio website you’d like to share, I’d love to show some examples. Thanks!

Leslie Thackeray
Make Practicing Fun!
www.thepracticeshoppe.com
www.thacksuzukistudio.com

Alissa said: Feb 11, 2012
Alissa Rieb
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Suzuki in the Schools, Viola
61 posts

Mine is a Wordpress site: abqstrings.wordpress.com

Alissa Rieb
ABQstrings

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I am giving a lecture to the Suzuki Association of Utah teachers about
building a simple website for your studio. If you have a studio website
you

Ruth Brons said: Feb 11, 2012
Ruth Brons
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
Livingston, NJ
148 posts

I love how easy Music Teacher’s Helper makes running my large studio. Here’s my site: www.brons.us

Best Ruth Brons
www.Things4Strings.com

Christine said: Feb 11, 2012
Christine Goodner
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Suzuki Early Childhood Education, Viola
Hillsboro, OR
68 posts

I love my Music Teacher’s Helper site as well! Here’s mine: www.goodnerviolin.com

It’s very fun to see other teacher’s websites :)

Christine Goodner

Studio Website: Brookside Suzuki Strings

Blog: The Suzuki Triangle

“When Love is Deep, Much can be Accomplished” ~ Suzuki

Diane said: Feb 12, 2012
Diane AllenViolin
245 posts

www.myviolinvideos.com

www.fingerboardworkbookseries.com

These websites are for my students and the general public!

Smiles! Diane

Diane
http://www.myviolinvideos.com
Videos of student violin recitals and violin tutorials.

Keren Ocasio Gauthier said: Feb 12, 2012
Keren Ocasio GauthierViolin
4 posts

Hi! This is my website! It includes information about music services and lessons, it is in spanish www.prviolinist.com

Merietta Oviatt said: Feb 12, 2012
Merietta Oviatt
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Suzuki in the Schools, Cello, Viola
Stevens Point, WI
104 posts

My personal site is www.merietta.com—it is for me as a professional and not just my studio, there is a link for private lessons as well as my calendar and bookings, etc…

Also, the school usomata has a great site! It’s www.usomata.org—usomata is in Utah. It would be a great one for SAU to show some local work!

Dr. Merietta Oviatt
Suzuki Specialist
Viola/Violin Instructor
Aber Suzuki Center, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
www.uwsp.edu/suzuki
www.merietta.com
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Merietta Oviatt said: Feb 12, 2012
Merietta Oviatt
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Suzuki in the Schools, Cello, Viola
Stevens Point, WI
104 posts

Sorry about my links! Here they are again:
www.merietta.com
www.usomata.org

Dr. Merietta Oviatt
Suzuki Specialist
Viola/Violin Instructor
Aber Suzuki Center, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
www.uwsp.edu/suzuki
www.merietta.com
[javascript protected email address]

Matthew said: Feb 12, 2012
Matthew Olson
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
Bellingham, WA
16 posts

Here’s my website/blog http://www.olsonstringstudio.com

Our studio has had a lot of fun contributing to it and coming up with lots of fun ideas. One of by student’s favorites is the “Practice Only on the Days You Eat” photo contest: http://olsonstringstudio.com/tagged/Practice-Only-on-the-Days-You-Eat

Susan said: Feb 15, 2012
 
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Suzuki Early Childhood Education, Viola
Toledo, OH
2 posts

I am very happy with my website on www.musicteachershelper.com. It was very easy to set up. I also really like using the features on the rest of the site. It is the best $14 I spend each month. My website is:
www.suzukimusicschoolofgreatertoledo.musicteachershelper.com

Barb said: Feb 15, 2012
Barb Ennis
Suzuki Association Member
Cello
678 posts

Music Teacher’s Helper makes building a website so easy! Here’s mine:
http://cello.musicteachershelper.com

BTW, the website is available at the FREE level. I also spend $14/month to be able to give my students access to the online calendar, billing etc. More details in my signature link.

Barb
Music Teachers Helper—for individual teachers
Studio Helper—for entire music studios or schools

Paula Bird said: Feb 17, 2012
 
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Piano, Viola
Wimberley, TX
386 posts

I also use Musicteachershelper.com ([javascript protected email address]), but my main website is my blog.

When a potential new studio family contacts me, I direct them to my blog. Along with the other written material I send a new family, my blog tells them more about what I represent than anything else: Teach Suzuki Blog

The professional string quartet I perform with has a professionally designed site and includes our bios and concert schedule. I also refer new families to this site so that they can find out biographical information about me: Artisan Quartet

The quartet is headed to our debut at Carnegie Hall (Weill Theater) on March 22, 2012, so we are really excited!

Paula E. Bird
TX State University
Wildflower Suzuki Studio
http://teachsuzuki.blogspot.com (blog)
http://teachsuzuki.com (podcast)

Jennifer said: Feb 21, 2012
Jennifer Louie
Suzuki Association Member
Violin
Tuscaloosa, AL
9 posts

My website is jenniferlouiemusicstudio.webs.com. I currently teach Suzuki Violin at The University of Alabama. It would help those whom teach at university community music schools and I have a contact form. Good luck!

Jennifer Louie

Sue Hunt said: Feb 23, 2012
Sue Hunt
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Violin
390 posts

I was going to share my studio website, which a friend built for me a few years ago, before I knew anything about website construction and hosting etc. My friend and I had lost touch with each other, so I innocently let it take care of itself.

I hadn’t put anything on it for a few months and on checking it recently, I was shocked to see that it had been taken over as one of those online advertising sites.

The moral of this story, is to nurture your website and get reputable hosting.

Music in Practice

Michael Bandimere said: Feb 23, 2012
 Viola, Suzuki Early Childhood Education, Violin
West Windsor, NJ
5 posts

Hi: I would be in agreement that you need someone to manage the site. How things are coded etc. is so crucial to it’s success as well as security.
www.michaelbandimere.com
Also the design is quite essential to catch the eye, especially in the North East.

Michael Bandimere

Jennifer Shackleton said: Jun 12, 2012
Jennifer Shackleton
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Suzuki Early Childhood Education, Violin
Louisville, KY
1 posts

I am interested in building a simple website for my studio. I am considering using either a Wordpress or Google Site. Does anyone have experience with either of these and which one might be easier to learn and use? Thanks!

Leslie said: Jun 12, 2012
Leslie ThackerayInstitute Director
Suzuki Association Member
Violin
Taylorsville, UT
26 posts

I never ended up giving my lecture, but in preparation I did make a template with google sites. If you get started on your website and browse the templates—search for “Suzuki Music Teacher” and there are two templates that you can start with—then customize it for yourself. The site is free, and if you want a domain name that will be your only cost.

Leslie Thackeray
Make Practicing Fun!
www.thepracticeshoppe.com
www.thacksuzukistudio.com

Merietta Oviatt said: Jun 13, 2012
Merietta Oviatt
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Suzuki in the Schools, Cello, Viola
Stevens Point, WI
104 posts

Though my personal website is a little more “complicated,” I have had experience with word press and love it! If I were to do something simple, like a blog that my students can get involved in it would for sure be through that. I highly recommend it.

Dr. Merietta Oviatt
Suzuki Specialist
Viola/Violin Instructor
Aber Suzuki Center, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
www.uwsp.edu/suzuki
www.merietta.com
[javascript protected email address]

Alissa said: Jun 13, 2012
Alissa Rieb
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Suzuki in the Schools, Viola
61 posts

I found wordpress pretty easy. I didn’t look at the google version. I use the free version of wordpress. If I get stuck, I just google what I want to do and it helps me every time. I also looked at tons of other teachers’ sites and took notes on what I liked and what I didn’t. That sped up my process when I started mine. I’ve refreshed mine twice over the last year as well after receiving feedback from parents, so look into how easy it is to change your content when picking. I also coordinated it with a facebook page and e-mail announcements to get parents to start using the site instead of contacting me for lesson times or youth symphony info. That’s what is taking the longest! :-)

~Alissa
abqstrings.wordpress.com

Sue Hunt said: Jun 14, 2012
Sue Hunt
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Violin
390 posts

Do find an excuse for giving your lecture. You’ve got a head start with all the work you have done already.

I love Wordpress. I was far from confident when I started with it but it was easy to pick up and because it is such a well used platform, you can always find someone to show you what to do.

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