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#2158201 - 09/26/13 06:45 PM Re: The Art of Raising Fees, Part II [Re: John v.d.Brook]
Darsho Offline
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Originally Posted By: John v.d.Brook
Originally Posted By: Darsho
FYI this has floating around for a while but it is not accurate: check out the Bureau of Labor Statistics 'Misconceptions FAQ'

I've lived long enough to learn that anything published by the government needs careful examination.


Luckily the BLS info on the Consumer Price Index is publicly available online. If you find any errors let us know. cool

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#2158247 - 09/26/13 08:29 PM Re: The Art of Raising Fees, Part II [Re: Darsho]
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Originally Posted By: Darsho
Luckily the BLS info on the Consumer Price Index is publicly available online. If you find any errors let us know.

It's not the numbers which have errors, but the assumptions. As the old saw goes: Statistics never lie but liars use statistics.
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#2159435 - 09/29/13 01:23 AM Re: The Art of Raising Fees, Part II [Re: John v.d.Brook]
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More on pop music:

I also think kids have a great need to fit in. When they're at school chatting with friends, which gets them more social points, being able to play Skyfall in an easy version or playing Sonatina in F from the anthology that nobody knows about?

When I was a kid, I'd buy Sheet Music Magazine from New Jersey, which carried some well-known tunes. Did any of you do this too? It made me feel special receiving the magazine every two months. It helped me form a musician's identity. I really think this is important for children who are just discovering who they are. They have many activities, so the question for them becomes "What makes me unique?"

With pop music, you can also encourage students to go to any music store and/or download pieces that appeal to them, putting them in the driver's seat. After all, they will one day leave the nest (piano teacher's studio) and need to decide about music's role in their life.

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#2159565 - 09/29/13 09:47 AM Re: The Art of Raising Fees, Part II [Re: Candywoman]
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It was a sad day when they went under. I always enjoyed receiving it as well.
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#2159740 - 09/29/13 04:47 PM Re: The Art of Raising Fees, Part II [Re: John v.d.Brook]
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One of my students brought me stacks of Sheet Music Magazine left by their grandparents. What a treat! I had never seen it and this is the first time I've heard it mentioned by other teachers. They not only have great music, but interesting articles describing that genre of music making, and additional technical hints and tips that I always found valuable. I had been thinking to subscribe on my own and I'm so disappointed to learn they are no longer available. We can hope that perhaps someone else will offer something similar.


Edited by Joyce_dup1 (09/29/13 04:48 PM)

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#2165649 - 10/13/13 12:44 PM Re: The Art of Raising Fees, Part II [Re: John v.d.Brook]
Darsho Offline
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Originally Posted By: John v.d.Brook
Originally Posted By: Darsho
Luckily the BLS info on the Consumer Price Index is publicly available online. If you find any errors let us know.

It's not the numbers which have errors, but the assumptions. As the old saw goes: Statistics never lie but liars use statistics.


Such as? smile

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