Advice for the Budding Music Teacher

Is music your passion? Are you in a place in your life where you could see yourself teaching music lessons to young, budding musicians? It’s rare that someone can turn a passion into a livelihood. If you have a strong skill set, know the fundamentals of teaching, are patient as well as driven, teaching music may well be you calling. Take these basic recommendations from professional musicians and teachers to ensure your teaching business is launched for success.

Identify an area of your home to dedicate to your teaching business. This should include all the information and documents necessary to conduct music lessons. Take advantage of the incredible deals offered by Groupon coupons and stock up on music supplies from Guitar Center. Whether you’re concentrating on piano lessons, voice or any number of instruments, preparation is the key to success. In order to initially grow your roster of students, contact the music departments at your local elementary, middle and high schools as well as the local colleges and universities. These types of businesses are generally slow to grow and require patience and fortitude. Many of your students will be referrals from existing students.

A great way to market your business is by developing a website and business cards. There are a multitude of free website templates available and hosting companies that charge a nominal fee. Include all of your services, types of instruments you teach, hours of instruction, rates and contact information on the website. Have these on hand at the different functions you attend to let people know about your new business.

Finally, as recognition of your student’s development and growth as budding musician’s plan to host an annual recital. Friends and family members of the students will certainly enjoy a concert or multiple performances by these growing musicians.