Editable Calendar 2017_2018
This is a version of my studio calendar that you can personalize in Word. If you have Word for Windows (or Word for Mac), all you need to do is open this file and type in the month, date, and the name of your event in the table that I provided.
The table is fully editable so you can change the font, the size, and the number of columns and rows. The title “Schedule of Events” is editable. You can even change the color of the type. In my example above, I centered the name of the month, but that is your choice. I suggest using a font that does not clash with the rest of the Calendar, such as Times New Roman.
If you’re not too familiar with tables in Word, they are very easy. To move from column to column, use the TAB key. Compared to playing the piano, it’s a piece of cake! The lines of the table are invisible when you print, although you can change that in the settings.
[Edited: When you open this in Word, it is possible the table guidelines will not show up! To make the table guidelines appear, in the “Home” tab select the drop down menu of the “Border” icon (which looks like a box with a two lines going each way). Open the Borders tab and select “View Guidelines.” Please make sure you are in Word and not Google Docs. To open in Word, you might need to right-click and use the “Save Link As.”]
Please see my last post on some ideas of how to use this calendar!
Editable 2016-17 Calendar
Calendar 2016-17 (This is the non-editable version)
Reminder Postcards 2016 (This is the smallest size allowed by the USPS and is not editable.)
If you want happy parents in your piano studio, keep it well-organized with a good calendar so that parents and students know well in advance what is coming up! I put it on the front of their binder and also email it to parents.
The calendar is designed for you to type your studio events in the center. I suggest you put dates for:
- Festivals, including sign-up deadlines
- Holiday breaks
- Days your studio will be closed
- Group lesson dates
- Deadlines to memorize music for events
I have some good news for those of you who like editable files! For the first time ever, this calendar is editable in Word as a .docx file. You can even edit the “Calendar of Events” title. Open the file in Word or another word processing program and place your cursor in the table and type your information. Use Times New Roman and a 10 pt font size to match the style of the calendar. The borders of the table are there as a guide and will not show when it is printed. You will have to download this file and open it in Word and not open it in your Chrome.
If you don’t use the editable Word docx file, here are some suggestions on how to personalize and print your calendar. You will be printing in the center of the page. Since every printer is different, figure out how to insert the page back into your printer in order to print in the blank space in the center.
I advise you to set your margins to:
- Left – 2.3
- Right – 2.3
- Top – 1. 5
- Bottom – .5
If you have trouble downloading the PDF files, please check my FAQ because everything I know to help you is listed there!