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How to Streamline and Grow your Piano Teaching Business

By Tim Topham | Studio Business

May 09 2016

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One of the most important aspects of running any teaching business (and yes, your private teaching studio is a business!), is ensuring you’re up-to-date with everything you need to know to keep your studio running efficiently: scheduling, invoicing and billing, your results and statistics (profit/loss, investments, depreciation), accounts and bookkeeping, legal responsibilities, tax, insurance and so on.

Running a small business effectively as a sole proprietor is no mean feat!

That’s why I wanted to dedicate the rest of May on the blog and podcast to all things business: inspirational stories of how to grow your business, nuts-and-bolts articles about growing and marketing your studio, how you can make more money as a piano teacher, alternate income streams, innovation and entrepreneurship.

I’ve also interviewed some of the biggest names in the music teaching business including Hugh Sung, the developer and inventor behind AirTurn and Brandon Pearce, the founder and CEO of Music Teachers Helper to find out all I can about running and scaling-up effective music teaching businesses.

  • Want to know how you can earn more while teaching less?
  • Want to know all the ways that you can add additional income streams to your business while reducing your teaching load?
  • Keen to explore the financial implications of moving to or adding group teaching?
  • Want to know how Brandon Pearce is able to travel the world while working on the online business he started as a piano teacher?
  • Want to know Hugh Sung’s tips on creating a sustainable business?

Make sure you stay tuned for one of the most important themes on the blog this year.

Resources: Podcasts and Articles


About the Author

Tim Topham is the founder and director of TopMusic. Tim hosts the popular TopCast show, blogs regularly at and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as pedagogy, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, California Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.

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