Meri’s Musical Musings

25 items you should always carry when travel teaching (besides your instrument and sheet music):

Posted on: June 18, 2014

  1. Allergy meds (you never know when you’ll have a bad reaction to someone else’s pets or a plant in the house)
  2. An extra pair of socks (especially in the winter, or on rainy days)
  3. An extra pair of underwear (for rainy days or if you fall in deep snow)
  4. At least $30-$50 cash, generally for cab fare or gas money in case debit or credit is not available
  5. An emergency poncho
  6. A high quality umbrella
  7. A metronome/tuner combo
  8. Pencils (for marking your music, or for students to do theory)
  9. Pencil sharpener
  10. Pencil Crayons
  11. Highlighters
  12. Face wipes
  13. Two pens
  14. A book to read (or your e-reader, if you have one)
  15. 3 days supply of any prescription meds you take
  16. Cellphone
  17. Your health insurance card
  18. If you drive, your car insurance and driver’s licence
  19. Nail clippers
  20. Tweezers
  21. Facial tissue
  22. Toothbrush
  23. Toothpaste
  24. Dental Floss or Toothpicks
  25. Hairbrush

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