Exhausted, but elated! Here's a quick show of what we've been doing the past few months:
In May 2017 we began talking with the landlord of the space. John is amazing - we seriously couldn't have taken on this project without his help! He gutted the place, soundproofed the walls, and installed beautiful floors and recessed lights.
While John was working on renovations, I worked on the plans for what I wanted this studio to be. What do I want it to look like and feel like? What colors should be featured? What kind of lighting should there be? What kind of video security system do I need? Who should make the sign out front - and what are the town regulations for anything inside and outside of the studio? What is my logo - shape, color, and wording? What shade of chrome should the toilet paper holder be in order to match the faucet? What services do I want to offer? Who are the clients I hoped to attract? What kinds of insurance did I need? How would I advertise? What billing system would I use? What policies would I have in place? How many iPads should there be at the lab space, and how do I make them child-safe? So. Many. Questions. Had to make a visual plan to keep everything straight and on time.
Slowly began taking shape.
We were given a temporary sign to put up while waiting for the permanent one. My amazing brother designed this for me.
After three months of intense planning and work, we're open! A real dream come true.
Michal Grace Harris
Piano Teacher & Accompanist