The Business of Teaching Music: A Guide for the Independent Music Teacher - Second Edition

Sandi Siemens
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Sandi Siemens

Details: 150 pages, B&W, Softcover, 6" x 9"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-400-2

Publication Date: 9/05/2022

Based on her 50 years of teaching music in a private studio setting, Sandi Siemens’ The Business of Teaching Music: A Guide for the Independent Music Teacher, Second Edition is a professional resource for independent music teachers of all instruments and levels that provides a step-by-step road map for setting up and running a successful teaching studio. The book includes strategies for finding students, establishing workable policies, and achieving financial stability.

This guide provides tips for the day-to-day operations as well as solutions for the common problems and frustrations that plague teachers on a daily basis. Guidance, timelines, and cost saving ideas for various events such as recitals, masterclasses, and concerts/shows are provided.

New Chapters Include:

  • The Novice Music Teacher
  • Making an Impression at Auditions
  • Showcasing Our Students
  • The Internet: The Music Teacher’s Website and Online Music Lessons

New/Expanded Topics Include:

  • The Collaborative Artist/Pianist
  • Working With the Professional Musician
  • Income Tax Time
  • Code of Ethics and Its Importance
  • The Issue of Copyright
  • Fees

The book also includes access to a PluralPlus companion website with useful, printable documents, including annual teaching income sheets, registration forms, rehearsal and recital notices, and student assessments.

"Sandi made a huge difference in my life. At a time when I needed guidance and craved confidence, she was instrumental in giving me both. I feel I was extraordinarily lucky to have her as a teacher, and more importantly, a life-long friend. Enjoy the revised version of her book, folks. You’re in good hands."

–Michael Bublé, Recording Artist, Singer