How to look like a professional private music teacher even if you don’t feel like one.
My first experience as a private piano teacher was in a music store. It was a great experience- I met a lot of great musicians, had access to any materials that I needed, was given free advertising, and enjoyed plenty of help and emotional support. Those early days in the noisy, damp basement of that music store taught me a lot about the business, about working with people, and about being professional. Here are a few ideas that I’ve used to increase the professionalism in my own private teaching studio. [···]