Welcome to my Journey
Hi there! I am Nichola Beat, I celebrated my 25th year teaching in February 2021. You can watch my reflection video here. This October I will be celebrating being in business for 20 years.
Being in business for such a long period of time reflects on our success and hard work however the last 18 months have been a struggle. On March 21st 2020 we closed our doors due to the outbreak of COVID-19. This meant no more lessons face to face for now. All staff were placed on furlough and I began the struggle of keeping the business afloat on my own. Unfortunately, my business like many during this hard time, had no support from the Government at first. I was devastated to find out that my company did not qualify as a small business which meant we did not have any small business grants or rates holiday to get us through this struggle. Luckily Lincoln County Council were eventually able to offer a grant after many applications for help.
My business has grown so much during the pandemic and has adapted with the current climate. I wasn’t going down without a fight!
I am proud to say that we are now a hybrid music program offering tuition for group, one to one and online tuition. Lessons mix face to face and online learning.
June 20201 News: Great news we have 2 distinctions for our ABRSM theory grades. I am so happy with the results that we have received today. These exams are now online and you take them at home. Its new, its exciting and we are smashing it! Well done.
July 2021 News: I am delighted to announce the results for summer LCM exams are in and all of our candidates have passed with distinctions. This was our first session of exams since winter 2019 and I am so proud of each and everyone. We even got a 100% which I am delighted with. Roll on our next exam session in November!
August 2021 Update: Myself and my staff are enjoying to continue to offer music tuition through out the summer. We are teaching a mix of online and face to face tuition. We have had lots of new students join in the last few weeks which is great and are looking forward to a busy start of the new school year.
September 2021 News: Myself and Jenny now known as Mrs Beat and Mrs Burrows start in school teaching at Hartsholme Academy on the 15th September which is a new segment to our services. We are so excited to be able to go into schools and teach again. We are also branching out and have daytime availability to offer more schools this service.
Where I work
This is where we hold face to face tuition. It’s a lovely building and we occupy half of the ground floor. You will find a waiting area, reception & 6 tuition studios. Take a look at my gallery.
I am new to writing blogs so come back when there is something to read!
Running a Business & being a Mummy!
I love being a mum and my boys mean everything to me. I have mum guilt every day when I am working so hard to rebuild my business after the effects of corona virus. I love networking with other mum’s who share similar situation and trying to joggle a happy work & life balance.