Business Practices in the Private Music Studio
Questions from Readers about Various Piano Topics
Questions about Pedagogical Matters
Questions about Business Practices in the Private Studio
Questions from Students (all ages) and Parents About Piano Study
Questions about Music Theory
Questions about Performance Practice
Sometimes questions in one QA file are covered in another (ex.: pedagogy and parent/student), so do check both. If you'd like to submit a question, email me. Put some piano-related header in the subject line because my program immediately deletes other subject lines. Also, I ask you to search the QA files for the answer before writing me. I am plagued with repetitive stress injuries and prefer not to answer the same question more than once! Thanks for your understanding.
Marketing and Advertising
Interviewing New Students
- The Telephone Query, including queries from referrals, transfer students, and parents of young children; how to write a sales presentation; the importance of starting only students who wish to learn and how to find out whether a child is truly interested in piano study; and so on. This is a lengthy file that covers a variety of interlocking topics; if there is something you want to read about but is not in this list, read this file; it probably is there. See also my file on business Q&A for more discussion on this topic.
- The Audition/In-Studio Interview. Please come back. I haven't had time to write this article yet.
Business Tips for Beginning Teachers
Also see my file on business Q&A, which contains several discussions of taxes and business expenses.
Copyright and Music
I have an extensive section on this topic located at http://www.marthabeth.com/marbeth/music_copyright.html.
Note: If some of these links don't work, it's likely because I haven't mounted the file. Please come back! (And e-mail me with the link that's dead, as this will remind me to get going on this article!)
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Last updated June 13, 2007.