Simplify Your Tax Prep with One Simple Tool

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Simplify Your Tax Prep with My Music Staff

Does This Sound Familiar?

Are you the piano teacher who stuffs all of your purchase receipts into a shoebox throughout the year, and then gets overwhelmed and panics when it’s time to do your taxes?

Do you cringe at the thought of how much money you’re paying your CPA to go through all of those receipts and try to make sense of them?

Do you wish you knew exactly how much money you are spending on expenses each month so you could stick to your budget and keep more profit in your bank account, but you actually have no idea because your receipts are so disorganized?

Whether you’re 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 receipts is something we should be doing year-round! In my mini-course for piano teachers, I will teach you about 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! You’ll learn an easy method so you can simplify your tax prep with one simple tool.


How I Keep Track of Business Expenses

I use My Music Staff to keep track of all of my income and expenses. It’s incredibly affordable at only $14.95 a month, and that is SO much less expensive than paying a CPA or other financial professional to manage one of the very simplest aspects of my finances.

In my mini-course for piano teachers I will teach you how to use this one easy piece of software (or you can use a simple spreadsheet or other financial software!) along with one single tax form (don’t worry – we’re not going to actually do our taxes right now, we just need some information from the form), to make entering receipts a breeze, and a real pleasure!

I know, you’re probably thinking, “Melody, there’s NO WAY you’re going to convince me that keeping track of my receipts year-round can be fun!”

But it can! Each time you spend only a few quick seconds entering each receipt throughout the year, you will feel proud of yourself for taking care of business, you will feel a huge amount of satisfaction from completing an administrative task in mere seconds, and bit by bit your stress will melt away.

Compound those feelings over and over again throughout an entire year, and you will begin to enjoy taking care of your receipts!

That feeling is so addictive that you’ll actually be looking forward to taking care of next year’s receipts by the end of this year!


How to Simplify Your Tax Prep Today!

Ready to see how my mini-course for piano teachers can teach you how to simplify your life at tax time? Click here and let’s get started!


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Melody Payne

Dr. Melody Payne is a pianist, teacher, and educational resource author who believes that all piano students deserve the best musical experiences possible, in every single lesson. Melody self-publishes pedagogical materials for piano students as well as piano teaching articles and professional development courses for piano teachers. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Music with emphases in music education and piano pedagogy and a Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy from Louisiana State University, and a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music through the Music Teachers National Association. Melody and her husband Greg live in Marion, Virginia, a small town nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, where she teaches children and adults of all ages and abilities in her online piano studio.

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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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