24 Years in Business. How I did it.
I, the founder of Music Teacher LA, would like to thank our Los Angeles community for another year in business. We have been serving local families for 24 years!!! Music Teacher LA is celebrating 24 years in business providing quality in-home music lessons to musically inclined families! Furthermore, we are looking forward to continuing to meet your musical interests and needs.
The 24 years of dedicated work that has been going Monday through Sunday, 12-16 hours each day. The time flew by quickly but I forever saved your children’s laughter and satisfied feeling about my students’ musical successes in my heart.
In the 1st part of my career- in the 90s, I have been teaching many young children and adults full-time, or 53 private students each week to be exact! 🙂 In those years, even on very busy days when I commuted to 12 individual students each day and sometimes felt tired, I enjoyed my career and proudly shared my students’ musical achievements, cards and drawings to my own parents.
In the 2nd part of my career, in the 2000s, while running my music lessons’ business with 30 part- and full-time teachers on board, my work shifted from seeing smiley faces of my students to seeing financial documents, writing blogs, articles and press releases. No to mention, training teachers and coming up with individual lesson plans for a number of students’ of Music Teacher LA’s instructors, “meeting” parents over the phone and online, promoting business non-stop, supporting local organizations, and building partnerships often with my toddler in a tow.
The Energy Sources
I cannot imagine Music Teacher LA without my little son who has frequently worked with me in a tow. When he started talking, he often reminded me to stop working late at night by saying “No work. Sleep.”
By the age of 2, my child has been proudly announcing to his playmates that “Mama is working at Music Teacher LA dot com”.
At age 3.5, he started learning to play the piano. He never stopped and continues practicing and progressing well.
Now, I observe him placing his Paw Patrol figurines on the piano and explaining to them that the song that he’s going to play for them is very hard. Then, he puts his fingers down on the keys in the perfect curved position and plays smoothly and with no mistakes. I then see him being satisfied with his piano performance and proudly looking up at his Paw Patrol cubs. Such moments inspire me to write educational and parenting articles in my blog and further share my professional and personal experiences with you.
Encourage your children to learn, practice and set goals, and then reward them for their efforts! Your kids will thank you in the future.
In the meantime, we will continue working hard on bringing the joy of music to your home. Thank you.
Your Olesya, the piano and voice teacher @2015