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CPTP136: [Case Study] How to hire your first piano teacher

By Tim Topham | Piano Teaching

Aug 24

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The thought of how to hire your first piano teacher can be a daunting one…but exciting at the same time. When you have too many students, a waiting list or new enquiries coming in frequently – it might be a good idea to start thinking about how to capitalise on this opportunity.

Anastasia Buettner-Moore has just gone through this process this year and she’s on the podcast today to help you hire your first piano teacher too.

Anastasia Buettner-Moore

Annie made this decision because her schedule was simply too full. She couldn’t maintain her current schedule, let alone add new students as requests came in.

She chose to hire a college student so that she could also act as a mentor and provide training for a new teacher and this model has worked out very well for her. Take a listen to hear how she went about it and how you could do something similar.

Transcript

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In this episode, you’ll learn

  • Why Annie decided to hire a teacher
  • Where she advertised for a new teacher
  • Why she chose to look for a student to hire
  • How much she pays her contracted teacher
  • How Annie goes about training and mentoring
  • Mistakes to avoid when hiring your first teacher

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Do you want to hire your first piano teacher?

What are your main concerns? Did Annie’s story inspire you to give this some more thought?

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About the Author

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.

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