My family loves music! While our musical talents vary, we all enjoy a wide variety of high quality music either by playing, singing, or listening.
I played the piano and clarinet for many years; one of my daughters plays violin while the other plays piano.
This summer, I read an excellent book written by Marcia Washburn, called Talent to Treasure: Building a Profitable Music Teaching Business. I don't often read non-fiction books due to lack of time, but Marcia's book was perfect for my family's stage of life right now!
Marcia Washburn has written a top-notch book that teaches teens and adults how to build a profitable music teaching business. Keep on reading to learn about the new giveaway I'm having here at Joy In Our Journey.com for a copy of this book! (If you are reading this via RSS or an email feed, you'll want to click on the title to come back to my website so you may enter the giveaway!)
My daughters were asked to begin teaching music lessons in our home this summer. Kelsi, age 14, began teaching beginning violin to a darling little girl who began group violin lessons in March. Kelsi's goal has been to help her prepare for the 2nd level of youth orchestra in our community, the Beginning level (vs. Pre-Beginning, which she began this last spring).
Brittany, age 12, was asked to teach beginning piano lessons to the little violinist's sister, because her piano teacher doesn't teach piano during the summer.
Marcia's book, Talent to Treasure, arrived at our home just in time! The 141-page guide was easy to read and is very practical, unlike so many "how to" books these days. I read it quickly and gave my girls a few pointers as they began teaching lessons. While they aren't technically developing a music studio in our home and starting a business right away, they will both continue to teach beginning violin and beginning piano during this school year. They have enjoyed teaching music lessons very much - and they have learned a lot.
If you, one of your children, or someone you know is musical, and they may consider teaching music lessons in the future, I highly recommend that you consider reading Talent to Treasure. It's very much worth the purchase price. It will help the new music teacher start off her business right, without having to learn so many things by trial and error.
Here are some of the topics addressed in Talent to Treasure:
• How to prepare your heart and your home for your business
• How to recruit and retain students
• How much to charge for lessons (& how to be sure you get paid!)
• How to select a “balanced diet” of music for your students
• How and what to teach in the first lesson
• How to teach using learning styles—how to be a people teacher first!
• Great practicing tips—& strategies for dealing with students who don’t!
• How to deal with memorization, performance jitters, & more
• Reaching & teaching special needs students—from challenged to gifted
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