Tag Archives: studio business

Fun Little Drawers

For a while now, I’ve been looking for something with more drawers to put in my studio.  I have lots of drawers across the room, but I wanted something small enough for the spot next to my chair when I teach. I recently found this fun little filing cabinet for $30 at a thrift store: […]

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App Review: Moosic Studio

I was recently contacted by Carlos Fontiveros, creator of the brand new Moosic Studio app, which is designed to help manage the business side of running a teaching studio.  You can best read about it in his own words: Moosic Studio was created for my wife, Margaret, and her piano & voice studio.  I started off […]

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Classical Music To Attract (or Scare) Your Trick-Or-Treaters

This year for Halloween, I plan to pass out candy with my studio name on it again and wear my piano costume dress again.  I was thinking about having some scary classical music playing on my porch too, so I compiled a list of music!  Let me know if you have any suggestions to add to […]

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Freebie: Piano Lessons Flyer Template #2

I’ve created a new flyer template for advertising piano lessons, and have just added it to the Printables > Studio Business page!  (Scroll down to the P’s for “Piano Lessons Flyer Template #2.) This flyer template has the rip-off tabs just like the previous one, but this one is in color and includes a picture of […]

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Business Topics for Piano Teachers

On Friday, I gave a presentation for the local MTNA chapter back in my hometown, the Piano Teachers’ Forum of Grand Rapids.  This association was the first one I joined as an undergraduate music major and piano teacher.  I learned so much from the presentations I attended during those years!  It was so fun to […]

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Reflections of a Relocated Piano Teacher

It has been a little over a year since my husband and I moved to Ohio from Michigan.  I have been thinking a lot lately about what it was like to relocate and start a studio from scratch in an unfamiliar area.  I’m sure some of you have been through this too, or will be […]

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Updated: Record of Attendance & Payment Printable

Just a quick post today to those of you’ve who’ve asked if I planned to update the dates of the Record of Attendance & Payment printable for 2012-13.  The answer is YES, and here it is!  Visit the Printables > Studio Business page and scroll down to the R’s. The “Student Information Form” has also […]

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Forum Q&A | End-Of-The-Year Tasks

I’ve let a few weeks go by again without doing a Forum Q&A, so I think it’s high time for another!  :)  Last time, we discussed attending conferences but only received a few comments.  Feel free to add your thoughts. The school year is wrapping up — at least for those of us in the […]

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Review: The Matthew 6:33 Piano Teacher eBook (and giveaway)

Piano teacher KM Logan has sent me a copy of her ebook and asked if I’d be willing to review it, to which I happily agreed.  Her ebook is called: “The Matthew 6:33 Piano Teacher: How To Teach Piano To The Glory Of God.”  It is 79 pages in length and is available on her […]

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MTNA 2012 Conference | Getting Started With Online Marketing

On Monday of the conference, I attended the Faber Exhibitor Showcase and the Keynote Address given by the wonderful Benjamin Zander!  Natalie has already posted notes on these sessions that are very similar to mine, so I’ll let you read her summaries here and here. The next session I attended was given by the MTNA […]

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MTNA 2012 Conference | Prof. Studio Institute: Legal Issues

3:00pm – Ignorance Is Not Bliss: Legal Issues for the IMT Led by Lee Galloway, Beth Gigante Klingenstein, and Scott McBride Smith. Health insurance – policies are available for self-employed people through MTNA, MENC, and other organizations. Add an extra policy to your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy to protect your studio materials and your piano against theft, flood, […]

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MTNA 2012 Conference | Prof. Studio Institute: Financial Success

1:30pm – Financial Success: Taking Control of the Present and the Future Led by Lee Galloway, Beth Gigante Klingenstein, and Scott McBride Smith. Why are independent music teachers (IMT) so underpaid?  Beth had quite a list of contributing reasons!   Here’s a few: Most IMTs are women. We do not raise rates often or by enough.

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