What is a Full-Time Piano Teacher?

Click to download a printable copy of this article Are You a Full-Time Piano Teacher? How do you define a full-time piano teacher? How many students make up a full-time studio? Determining this is important because it can significantly affect your health and how you run your business. Some [...]

Can You Raise Your Piano Lesson Price Too High?

Can You Raise Your Piano Lesson Price Too High? I had an experience about four months ago that made me so upset I couldn’t write about it for months. I knew I was too angry at that time to communicate anything good. But I learned a serious lesson in [...]

Take Advantage of the “Qualified Business Income Deduction” for Piano Teachers

Qualified Income Business Deduction for Piano TeachersI'm excited to tell you about a significant Qualified Income Business Deduction for Piano Teachers. I wish I would have written about sooner than now, but it will be good all the way until 2026 (unless Congress changes it), so it's worth years of [...]

How to Get Paid on Time for Piano Lessons

Get Paid on Time as a Piano Teacher! How do you get paid on time for piano lessons? Because after you have moved from a per-lesson payment system to a tuition based structure as advocated in the "Best Stress-free Business Policies" online workshop, you might still struggle with this problem. There are many [...]

Should I Post My Tuition Price on My Website?

Here is something you might not have considered about posting your piano teaching tuition price online...

Is Your Agreement to Terms Missing Key Ingredients?

A number of the fantastic teachers that have attended the "Best Stress-free Business Practices" workshops have told me that you'd love to see what my Agreement to Terms looks like. And in the last post on Swap List Rules, I mentioned that I include an option for parents to opt into the [...]

Should I Raise My Teaching Rates This Year?

How Often Should I Raise Teaching Rates? It’s that time of year when we all start updating our policies! I hope that you’ve had a chance to read about “How to Move to a No Makeups Policy.” You will be so glad you did! So maybe you've already determined [...]

The Worst Advice You’ll Ever Get About Piano Teaching

I'm not into sensational headlines. They really irritate me and I feel a little manipulated and therefore used by them at times. So, I want you to know I chose my headline carefully here. What Is Worst Piano Teaching Advice You'll Ever Get? Here it is: You don't really know [...]

The Doctor Teaches the Piano Teacher

Have you noticed that in the last 10 years, doctors offices, dentists office, physical therapy offices have started charging a cancellation fee if you don’t show up to your appointment or don’t cancel your appointment within 24 hours? It used to be $50 and now I'm seeing it as [...]

More on Snow Days, Jury Duty, Knee Surgery…Unscheduled Time Off

Back in March, I posted this article on how to take unscheduled time off (for when you are sick, your kids are sick, you have jury duty, knee surgery, maternity leave, etc.) and not experience a change in your monthly income. I wanted to revisit this topic and give some [...]