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Missed Lessons

I have a family of 2 boys that are giving me problems with missed lessons. In the early spring of this past year the mom didn’t want to pay for missed lessons while they went on vacation so had them quit for the summer rather…

Healthy Studio in Cold and Flu Season

I am thinking of having masks available in my studio as this year I had 3 bouts of cold etc. caught from students coughing directly at me. Do you think a mask would frighten them? I would only wear it if someone was coughing and…

All Inclusive Tuition

Alex (Thai), Stephanie, and I opened our combined commercial studio in March. So far, so good! We’re still working together and Thai doesn’t have too many white hairs yet. We recently started a discussion about switching to an “all inclusive” tuition package, where we would…

Advice Needed Regarding Late Fees

I offered a reduced Summer schedule which many of my lessons took advantage of, paying for one month of lessons but spreading them over July and August. Payment was due at the end of June as usual. One parent in one reduced schedule group hadn’t…

First Nations Cultural and Intellectual Property in the Arts

This article was sent to me a few days ago. I thought, if you haven’t seen it, it might be an interesting and informative read. Protocols for using First Nations Cultural and Intellectual Property in the Arts https://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/programs-and-resources/Protocols-for-using-First-Nations-Cultural-and-Intellectual-Property-in-the-Arts/ Original discussion started October 5, 2020

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…

Release for Online Lessons

I’m changing my enrolment forms to an online version and I’m stuck on how to word the media release section. In the past, the majority of my students declined the usage of photos/videos of students online for marketing purposes. I’m guessing that in other studios,…

Student Images on Social Media

When I enroll students, I ask them to fill out a photo/video release form that provides permission to share images of students playing piano and only first names. However, the majority of my students choose “No” to using them on websites or social media. Do…

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…