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.
Make sure you stay tuned for one of the most important themes on the blog this year.
Tim Topham has one mission in life: to stem the tide of children quitting music lessons by helping teachers maximise student engagement through creativity, technology and innovation. Tim hosts the popular Creative Piano Teaching Podcast, blogs regularly at topmusic.co 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, Californian Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.
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