What does your image say about you as a professional music teacher? I’ve been in many music stores where the teachers wore ripped jeans, an old pair of sneakers, and some kind of a rock band fan shirt. And nobody batted an eye. Does appearance matter? If you teach in a music store, you are probably very visible to potential clients and new customers. If you teach in your home, you might only see your regular students. But appearance is important no matter who, how, or where you teach. Which of these clothing suggestions work for your studio?
Dress neatly. As I see it, the most important part of a professional image is dressing neatly. Are your shoes in good shape? Do your socks match? Are your clothes free of holes and damage and wrinkles? Do you match? Or do you look like you just climbed out of bed and dashed in to work? (It’s ok if you did, just don’t look like it!). [···]