For a new music teacher, there is no downtime. You hit the ground running, and you don’t stop until the last box is packed away at the end of the year. In addition to your expected teaching duties, you are frequently asked to provide entertainment or shows, often with little or no notice. These “little” extras (which are above and beyond your teaching contract) can mount up to a lot of work over the course of a school year.
Audrey Carbello offers some suggestions on how to survive that first year.