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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…

Late Fees

Do you have written in your policies, fees that are late incur extra charges? If so, how much extra do you charge? $20 late fee, no exceptions. My invoice says no places held without payment. I charge $25 if an invoice is more than 5…

Family unwilling to comply with payment method

If you have a new family who doesn’t comply to the kind of payment method you specified, would you not take this student? I would rather not. I have lost students over this but if they are unwilling to accept your policies, things tend to…

Parents requesting discounted lessons

I started to work with a student who has cerebral palsy. Tova is an amazing person and student but does have a lot of challenges, as well as in the class. Because of her many issues, the 30-minute lesson can easily extend longer than that…

Fee Increases – when & how much?

Hello everyone, I am curious to hear how various teachers decide on when and how much to increase their fees. I seem to remember Robin Keehn mentioning a particular percentage she uses when raising her rates. In the U.S. the rate of inflation is currently…

Tuition adjustments

How often do you adjust your rates, and by how much each time? I’ve been teaching SM for almost 10 years. Instead of raising my tuition, I take more time off each year. It even allows me to offer a small “discount” to families who…

Responding to inquiries about price

I would like a good response to “How much do you charge for piano lessons?”‘ From my experience, people that lead with price are not really serious about lessons. They are discount shopping and don’t know anything about Simply Music. They probably don’t know exactly…

Accounting for holidays in setting fees

I’ve recently re-listened to the training audios for Setting Fees and I’m eager to change my payment structure to a monthly flat fee instead of per lesson, that includes an increase. But I’m wondering if anyone has any advice on how to answer the questions…

License Fees and Royalties

I have to say that I deeply appreciate Simply Music, and so, am glad to pay my license fee for now. I am so thankful to God for the gifts and abilities he has given to Neil Moore, and to all the SM teachers who…

PayPal Fees

I’ve recently had a couple of new students ask if I take PayPal “the world’s most loved way to pay and get paid” Says that right on their website. I’m open to it, but want to know how others who use it handle the fees…