Love it or hate it, Christmas is on its way and as music teachers we all know this is going to be a big time of year. Personally I LOVE CHRISTMAS!! Concerts, carol services, community singing, what's not to like? And you have the added bonus that you can do all the boring admin style jobs whilst singing some timeless and cheery Christmas hits!
On the downside the extra extra-curricular may result in you having to set the dreaded cover. Or just being far too busy/tired/exhausted to plan amazing lessons right up to the end of what will have been, quite frankly, an interminably long term. (When was the summer? Can anyone even remember it now??) . Time to do anything else at all becomes a major problem doesn't it?
So why not spend a couple of lessons focussing on keyboard skills? I find the old ones are the best when it comes to finding accessible Christmas tunes for students to learn independently. And...