Studio Setup

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Teaching Space for Groups

For anyone out there teaching groups, where do you teach? I’ve checked with music stores and a few other places, with no luck as of yet. I got a quote from a church for $20/hour to use their room. I thought it sounded a little…

Managing Materials in Multiple Studios

I also work in 3 different locations and found myself searching for the right materials. Sometimes I would leave one book at home or misplace one. (I always carry a copy of SHM notes and music books wherever I teach.) So, I have come up…

Piano at Home

Neil mentioned Mandy and Colin Cummins’ new app for teaching online. I just had a Demo Test with them and I cannot recommend this enough. It allows the teacher to see the student and your own face, while having a large keyboard view. It is…

Piano Hygiene

Thought it might be worth sharing this advice about hygiene around the piano, from the Piano Technician’s Guild (via Bernie’s Music Land, who by the way, deserve support from any of our Victorian SM teachers) COVID-19 and Piano Care – https://www.ptg.org/covid-19 Orignial discussion started March 19, 2020

Cleaning Piano

Anyone taking measures to clean your piano keys more now with the Covid virus afoot? What do you use? Don’t wanna damage my keys We are using the Norwex Enviro Cloth in our studio. Does it kill germs? yes better than Clorox wipes. The real…

Studio Setup

My husband said, “What do you want in this room for your piano studio?” Where do I start? In this day and age, also lots of electrical outlets. And a whiteboard – easel style or one that can be mounted onto a wall (or even…

Studio Name

Has anyone had issues with choosing a studio name? I just did a Google search for my chosen name, and there’s nothing by that name coming up. Someone has a studio several hours drive away with that name, and there’s also at least one in…

Relocating studio

Have any of you teachers ever relocated and started your teaching business from scratch in a new area? How did it go? What about moving just far enough that it alters the student base? I’m not planning on moving, but whenever I consider it, I…

Setting up an in-home studio

I just moved and am building my studio from nothing again. For those who do an in-home studio, how do you set it up in your house? What kind of chairs do you use? I got folding chairs at Office Depot on the after Thanksgiving…

Recruiting additional teachers

Those of you who have recruited multiple teachers for your studios – did you pay for their SMP training, or did you have them pay and just handle the administrative stuff? And what is your cut? I’m driving to lessons all over Northern Virginia, and…