Fees Rates & Cost

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Extra Fee for Lesson in Students Home? 

I just received this email inquiry, and wondering 1) if you travel to students’ homes; and 2) how much extra to charge. I’m new, and have only 2 other students. I also work outside the home 3 days/week. Any suggestions would be awesome! This person…

Charging Fees per Level

I will be teaching group lessons through the local Parks and Recreation Department. Since I have to have “sections” I have arranged them by levels running 10 weeks. The students also pay a lump sum for the 10 week session. To figure out the price…

Hardly Making Money—Thinking About Quitting

I have been teaching since October 2009 and I enjoyed teaching at first, but lately I’ve been getting very frustrated with Simply Music. Around here(Central IL) I can hardly get students, let alone get them to pay enough to make me a profit. I’m being…

Tuition and Material Costs

I’m a new teacher since September and have been charging my families monthly for their tuition and then invoicing separately for materials costs as they arise. As I look ahead to next year I’ve been wondering if there are other ways of doing this so…

Spreading Materials Cost

I’d seen someone talk about handling materials expenses by just upping the monthly fee to include a contribution toward materials, avoiding lots of separate administrative stuff with separate orders and such. I realized that I like this idea a lot, and I’ve run it by…

Friend Lesson Visit

A parent just called to ask if she could bring her daughter’s friend to the lesson today. Partially because she is watching her, but the friend had been begging her own mother to go to piano with my student. I said it was fine. I’m…

Ensuring payment in proper currency

I went to pay my royalties and I was charged in US dollars instead of my preferred currency. What can I do to fix this? When paying royalties, or purchasing any product from the store, you’ll always want to make sure you are paying in…