A second-generation piano teacher with many years of experience, Marcia Washburn sets out to help aspiring music teachers get started on the right foot in her book, Talent to Treasure: Building a Profitable Music Teaching Business. Many of the tips and principles she shares are ones that I had to learn the hard way! Although every teacher will have different approaches to the way they run their studio and do their teaching, Marcia’s book is sure to help new teachers think about issues that are all-too-often completely overlooked.
She covers a wide variety of topics, including: evaluating your motive for launching a music teaching business, preparing for the practical side of running a studio, establishing appropriate policies and practices, learning how to communicate effectively, and some of the nuts and bolts of what and how to teach. This is a great starting point for a teacher, and even experienced teachers will probably take away a few new ideas, tips, or insights that will help them become better teachers and business owners. I know I sure did!
Marcia has graciously offered to giveaway a free copy of Talent to Treasure to one Music Matters Blog reader! Just leave a comment on this post and you will be entered in the drawing. The winner will be selected using a random number generator at 12:00 noon (CST) on Thursday, May 5.