Today’s blog post topic comes to you as a result of a question submitted by a reader. The question I received was essentially: How do you go about acquiring music books for piano students and managing the reimbursement/expense?
While there is no single “best” way to do business, there are certainly a number of good options to consider in order to find a procedure that works best for you and your clients. In this blog post, we’ll explore a handful of possible procedures and discuss their potential downsides and upsides.
4 Main Options for Acquiring Music Books and Managing the Expense
As I see it, here are the main options for self-employed music teachers:
- You can ask students/parents to purchase their own sheet music.
- You can purchase sheet music on behalf of your students and then collect reimbursement afterwards.
- You can purchase sheet music on behalf of your students and cover the expense yourself via a special books/material/registration fee.
- You can purchase sheet music on behalf of your students and cover the expense as part of the tuition fee charged for piano lessons.
Let’s discuss each option in more depth.Continue reading “Q: Who buys the music books — teacher or student?”