One of the things I love about being a music teacher is the cycle that comes with the school year. My students and I celebrated the end of another successful (and busy!) school year with our studio recitals earlier this month, then all enjoyed a well-earned week off of lessons. I have to admit… I was ready for some time to relax and re-charge all of my creative juices!
A week with no lessons gave me time to tackle some spring cleaning in the studio…. and get one BIG organization project checked off my summer “to-do” list: a facelift for my studio music library:
Before last week, I had all of my music piled into stacks on the shelves, organized by level, genre, time period, etc. That system was o.k., but always pretty disheveled by the end of each semester. These new magazine boxes make it MUCH easier to access and re-file music. No more heavy stacks to drag off the shelf and sort through!
I picked up these boxes at Office Depot. They’re made of sturdy cardboard (not nearly as expensive as the metal and plastic versions I looked at), and come in 3 fun colors: blue, red and mocha. Best of all, they happened to be on sale last week!
Next up, it’s time to tackle the games cabinet… it’s full to overflowing at the moment (a delightful problem to have)! If any of the rest of you have creative ideas for organizing all of the materials, music and “stuff” that lives in your studios, please leave a comment and share!!