There’s a global shift among piano teachers to start taking their studios more seriously. Many teachers are now taking care of their businesses and no longer see this as just a “hobby” or a side job. This is a profession.
And with that comes all the trappings a small business needs like invoices, expense tracking, efficient scheduling and fee structures. How can we handle all of it and still have time to improve our teaching and invest in professional development?
That’s what Todd Whaley is here to help us with. We’re going to reveal the biggest mistakes teachers make when it comes to the business of running a piano studio, and what you could be doing differently.
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Tim Topham has one mission in life: to stem the tide of children quitting music lessons by helping teachers maximise student engagement through creativity, technology and innovation. Tim hosts the popular Creative Piano Teaching Podcast, blogs regularly at timtopham.com and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as pedagogy, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, Californian Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.