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#1404754 - 03/27/10 05:46 AM Re: Studio Teachers Salary [Re: ChristinaW]
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Registered: 08/07/07
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Loc: Orange County, CA
Originally Posted By: ChristinaW
At the music school I attended until a couple years ago, the teachers were very good (meaning they also might perform professionally at times, teach in universities etc) and that school now charges $50 a half hour or $95 an hour for piano lessons. This isn't a conservatory but about the closest you'd get in this city and is considered one of the best and prepares students to be professional, if they want, and to get into Juilliard, etc. Now I don't know what they pay their teachers, though. I think they charge about $60 for a half hour violin lesson in Suzuki method (not group).


wow This is definitely not the norm.
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#1406116 - 03/29/10 10:01 AM Re: Studio Teachers Salary [Re: Betty Patnude]
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Betty - thank you for your comments! The best response I have for all of them is to say that all these things have been very well thought-out by not only me - but several others whom I trust and are experienced in business.

The legal business registration process is actually very straightforward and simple (for a sole proprietorship which is what this will be). The taxes and accounting part are not so easy - my father (accountant) is working with me on that aspect.

As far as my savings - I am not parting with it easily or enthusiastically, trust me. smile

Here is the website for the "Successful Studio Strategies" conference.

https://www.danceseminarpreview.com/

I know that not every one of Sam Beckford's strategies will be useful to me, but I am excited to learn what ones will be.
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#1410277 - 04/03/10 08:41 PM Re: Studio Teachers Salary [Re: michiganteacher]
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I hesitate to resurrect a thread that has pretty well spent itself, but this month's American Music Teacher has a most interesting article on running a studio and grossing (not making) $100,000/yr. Worth a read, if you're an MTNA member. If you're not, and you live in the USA, shame, shame!
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#1410341 - 04/03/10 09:56 PM Re: Studio Teachers Salary [Re: John v.d.Brook]
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Hmm, John is there any way this article can be accessed online? (paid online subscription, or similar?)
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#1410352 - 04/03/10 10:21 PM Re: Studio Teachers Salary [Re: Elissa Milne]
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You might want to contact them via email and perhaps they could pdf you a copy.
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