The Complete Idiot's Guide to Teaching Music on Your Own

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Penguin, Mar 2, 2010 - Music - 304 pages
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A pitch-perfect resource that will be a number-one hit with music instructors. 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Teaching Music on Your Own' offers prospective teachers - and existing ones - all of the tools they need to start and run a profitable, respected studio. The comprehensive guide covers every aspect of running a studio, including:

-Setting up a studio
-Lessons in the home versus travelling to students
-Advertising and marketing
-Fee schedules and basic pricing principles
-Student relations
-Using computer games and programs in the studio


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Title Page
The Home Studio
The Traveling Teacher
Group Lessons
The Business of Running a Successful Studio
Business and Legal Issues and Expenses
Studio Policies
Scheduling and Time Management
Teaching Preschoolers
Teaching SchoolAge Students
Teaching Adult Students
Solving Common Studio Problems
A Career That Grows and Changes
Teaching in the Digital
Performance in the TwentyFirstCentury Studio
A Career to Last a Lifetime

Marketing Yourself to Find Students
The TeacherStudent Relationship

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About the author (2010)

Karen Berger is a pianist on the faculty of the Berkshire Music School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She was an editor of 'The Instrumentalist', 'Clavier', and 'Accent on Music' magazines and recieved the Ed Press Distinguished Achievement Award. She is the author of eleven books, including seven how-to books. She wrote three titles in the best-selling 'Trailside Guide' series, including 'Hiking and Backpacking' which has sold over 150,000 copies.

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