Category: Piano Studio Business Tips

Get Organized with Piano Studio Business and Planning Templates

The Piano Teacher’s Survival Kit has all the studio business and lesson planning templates you need to create your perfect studio. Between the three categories of studio business, lesson planning, and calendars/goals, there are so many uses for this piano studio organizational tool.

The Importance of a Quarterly Review for Your Piano Teaching Business

As piano teaching business owners, we spend a lot of time planning ahead. We plan ahead for lessons. We plan ahead for festivals and recitals. We plan ahead to create the ideal piano teaching schedule. But do we ever look back on our businesses to review and reflect on what has already happened? A quarterly review can help you see clearly where you are, where you want to go, and what you need to do to get there in your music business.

The Top 5 Items to Include in Your Piano Studio Policy

A solid piano studio policy can serve as the cornerstone of a professional piano studio. The policy is the one single document where we list all of the “rules and regulations” of our studio, and where we explain not only what is expected of us, but what we expect of our piano students and their parents. Click here to read what a group of professional piano teachers believes are the top 5 things to include in a solid piano policy.

Simplify Your Tax Prep with One Simple Tool

Whether you’re a piano teacher who is reading this in March as you’re preparing your taxes, or reading in June when tax season seems so far away, staying on top of our taxes is something we should be doing year-round! Today I’m going to show you a very simple way to stay on top of your expense receipts so you won’t have to cram or panic at the last minute.

How to Follow Copyright and Trademark Law in the Piano Studio

Copyright and trademark: These aren’t topics you’d particularly expect on a piano teaching website, right? But with more and more of our businesses going online every day, and with more and more of us designing piano teaching resources for our own studios and to give away or sell to other teachers, these are topics that absolutely cannot be overlooked and ignored. Continue reading to see how you can ensure you are following copyright law in your piano teaching business.

My Music Staff: The Best Studio Management Software for Piano Teachers

My Music Staff, MMS, is web-based studio management software that can help you with a variety of administrative tasks that you do for your piano studio. It’s like having your own personal assistant! If you’re an independent studio owner, or if you own a music academy with multiple teachers, My Music Staff can automate many of your administrative tasks to give you more freedom in your schedule to do what you really love – teach!

7 Tips to Attract New Online Piano Students with Your Studio Website

Many studios have been hit extremely hard during the COVID-19 pandemic and have suffered immensely from a dramatic decrease in student enrollment. In this post, I’ll share with you 7 tips on how I have grown my piano studio during a pandemic by using my piano studio website as a recruiting tool. After reading this post, you’ll have a toolbox of ways you can grow your online studio too!

My Word of the Year #onelittleword: CULTIVATE

Do you choose a word of the year to guide your goals or attitude for the year? To reflect on as you move through the decision-making process? To inspire your thoughts, attitudes, and ideas through the year, to help you maintain focus, and to shape your mindset? I love choosing a word each year to help me be intentional in my life and business. Keep reading to see how #onelittleword can guide you too!

Professional Email Signatures for Your Piano Teaching Business

Add professionalism and style to your piano teaching business email accounts by learning to create free & professional email signatures with Canva & WiseStamp! Follow the tutorial and you’ll learn how to elevate the professionalism of your piano studio communications with custom, beautifully designed email signatures that are truly unique and totally you!

Welcome!

Hi! I’m Melody Payne, a pianist and piano teacher, educational resource author, a fun-loving wife to the most wonderful and talented hubby I could ask for, and a lifelong learner who loves to share. I want to make your life as a music teacher easier by writing and sharing helpful and relevant music teaching articles, and by creating educational resources with your very own students in mind. If you are a parent who wants to enroll your child in piano lessons, I’d love for us to get started building those skills that can give your child a lifetime of musical enjoyment!

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