Thank you for your interest in contributing as a guest author at melodypayne.com! Our desire is to help piano teachers across the globe through inspirational, educational, and professional articles.
A quick Q&A to help you get started:
Who can submit guest posts?
Since our audience is piano teachers, we expect our guest writers to either be a piano teacher or have experience in a field that will directly help piano teachers (e.g. business owners that can help piano teachers with business management).
If you have written for us in the past, we welcome you to write for us again if at least six months have passed since your last article.
What are the guidelines?
- The article should be 1000-1200 words, +/- 10%.
- The article must be your original work, not published elsewhere.
- You retain the rights to your work.
- You grant melodypayne.com exclusive online publishing rights (meaning while it is published on melodypayne.com you will not submit it for online publication elsewhere, including your own blog).
- You may not do a promotional post for your personal products and services (sponsored content); however, you may include your personal links (website, YouTube channel, etc.) in your bio.
What are the benefits of guest posting?
- Melody will share your article with newsletter readers as well as on her social media platforms.
- Guest posts help establish your name in the teaching community.
- You will help build and strengthen the piano teacher community by sharing your expertise.
- While you cannot promote your products in a guest post, you are welcome to include your personal links in your author bio.
When are guest posts accepted?
We have an ongoing guest post application and publish guest posts on every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.
What topics can I cover?
- Our blog is dedicated to piano teachers, not general music education, so articles must apply directly to piano teachers.
- Topics can include but are not limited to:
- Recital planning
- Teaching tips
- Repertoire planning
- Creatively teaching music history
- Teaching about composers
- Motivating students
- Studio management
- Self-care for piano teachers / How to deal with burn-out
- Teaching tips for late-intermediate to advanced students
- Tips for supporting virtual students and parents
- Business tips for piano teachers
- For ideas of what other guest authors have submitted, browse our guest posts: https://melodypayne.com/category/guest-post/
How do I get started?
- Fill out the form with your pitch to see if we’re a good fit for each other.
- We will review your form and contact you as soon as we make a decision about your proposed topic.
- When you are accepted as a guest writer, consider the guidelines on the form when you write your article.
- Please do not send us a pre-written article unless you have filled out the form and been accepted as a guest writer.