Financial Business

I have the pleasure of dipping my feet into two different worlds of music on a daily basis:  The world of teaching, and the world of performing & recording.

It is within the latter, the world of performing and recording, where I have the opportunity to meet many other artists in the entertainment business who do the same thing as I:  Compose music, record it, distribute it, and perform it.

You might be very surprised to hear though, how great the percentage is of performing artists out there who a) have never had any formal music training, and b) do not read music.

This is where you come in as an educated music teacher.

The selling of original sheet music is a nice source of income for recording artists – both independent and record label alike.  Though, for non-music-reading independent musicians who do not have someone to automatically transcribe for them (as most record label artists have), they end up hiring a transcriptionist to produce their sheet music. [···]

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With recession drawing to a slow close, many small business owners and individual contractors withvariable incomes are asking “How can I get better control of my business finances so that a future recession doesn’t unhinge my income?” Here are some great tips to help you control your business’ income and expenditures, and ways to plan for looming expenses in the future.

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With the onset of fall studio enrollment upon us, this is the perfect time to check in with your students to make sure the studio is excelling their expectations. This is also the perfect time to get feedback on what needs to be improved, and to implement strategies to progress the studio’s service.

Depending on the type of studio you are, either a one-man show out of your home, or a 20 person staff in a community conservatory, your questions are going to be specific to what you offer. However, here is a list of components to a typical studio’s service, and some sample questions you might ask to determine your level of service in each component.

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