This is a topic that every musician who has an interest in teaching private lessons has probably toyed with.
There are several scenarios out there when it comes to teaching private lessons. You can teach for your local music shop and pay rent per student that you teach. In this scenario the music shop foot traffic will help you build your studio and in turn you help them out by paying a monthly rent to teach out of their facility. This scenario also allows you to make your schedule and take all of the payments as well as talk to all of the parents. The second scenario involves you working for a local “rock school” and being paid a flat rate per hour of lessons/classes that you teach. This scenario involves the school scheduling your lessons, taking payments, and talking to the parents when necessary. The last scenario is what I want to talk about today.
Starting your own teaching business. This is by far the best scenario for a teacher who is motivated to get their name out there, has some teaching experience, and also has a decent business sense about them. This scenario usually takes the longest to get off the ground but the return on the investment is well worth the time you will put in to make it happen. You will have the pride to know that you built the business, that you can teach the way you want to, and you can charge what you believe your time is worth. It takes a lot of work to get your studio off the ground but I can promise you that if you put in the work, you will reap the reward. The internet has made starting a business a possibility for everyone that is motivated enough to do it. You have to decide what is best for you. We have developed a start up guide for music teachers to use that will help guide them through the process of starting their own teaching business. Hit us up if you are interested in learning more. Send us an inquiry through the website and let us know that you are looking for some business coaching. You will never regret starting your own teaching business…
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