This week we’re talking about something most of us do: teach private lessons. I adore teaching one-on-one lessons for a lot of reasons. Not only have they helped me to improve my classroom teaching, they offer great flexibility and can be more lucrative on an hourly basis.
For some teachers, running a music school has become a full-time career. For others, teaching a few lessons is a welcome side gig (especially around the holidays). Wherever you fall on this continuum, this episode can help.
My guest is Wendy Brentnall-Wood, author of the book Music School Success. We’ll share ideas for how to recruit ideal students, stay organized, get paid, and stay on the good side of the IRS.
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- Treat teaching lessons like a business rather than a hobby.
- Lack of time and money are the biggest sources of educator stress and burnout. Educate yourself to run a teaching business not only to be a great teacher but also to make the most effective use of your time and money.
- Wendy’s book Music Teaching Made Profitable is a great resource.
- You can also book a free 30-minute strategy consultation with Wendy!
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