Friday, June 3, 2016

Piano Teacher Summer Reading

I am--and always have been-- an avid reader and I especially enjoy books that apply to my life and profession on a practical level. Here are some of the books I've been reading this month:

This book has been listed as #1 on the New York Times Best-Selling list. This book delves deeper than simply throwing or donating excess clutter; Marie instructs her readers to ask themselves, "Does this spark joy?" This post is a great introduction to this book and the KonMari methodology.

Tracy Selle recommended this book to me personally and in her blog post, Money Woes Part 4 - Try Something New - And an Assignment!. I'm approximately three-quarters of the way through this book, and have been inspired by Carrie's encouragement to be fearless and confident in operating a business and pursuing my passion. 

This quick-read offers practical tips on teaching piano to preschool aged children. As I read through this book, I realized that these approaches to learning could be applied outside of the music classroom. I highly recommend this book to any teacher AND parent that works with this fun age-group.

Another New York Times best-seller, this book just arrived in the mail yesterday, so I haven't started it yet. My husband and I have been applying his principles for financial peace found in another book that he has written called, The Total Money Makeover to our personal budgeting system. I'm really impressed with how well it works, and I'm looking forward to reading his insight into business and leadership. (Both books are on sale right now, by the way, if you want to check them out!)

What are you reading this summer? I'd love to hear about (and read) what you recommend!

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