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About the Book

In our era of financial uncertainty and disruptive technological change, the music industry is in crisis. Yet one career path that holds great promise is independent music teaching. For a host of reasons, demand exists in every corner, providing one of the most stable, promising career options available to musicians regardless of instrument, genre, or background. At least this is possible in the hands of a savvy music teacher.

The Savvy Music Teacher unveils a clear, realistic, dollar-for-dollar blueprint for earning $50,000-$100,000 annually while increasing impact. In fact, income and impact are closely related—if you do things right—and both should rise together. This comprehensive resource reveals an entrepreneurial process with lessons that can’t be found anywhere else. Learn to develop:

  • A thriving studio with very, very, very important curriculum
  • Seven income/impact streams
  • Innovation strategies that touch every aspect of your business
  • Powerhouse marketing
  • Time management skills
  • Financial literacy and independence
  • A feasible path to your desired income level
  • An inspired outlook that spans your career

Featuring over 150 vignettes of actual, extraordinary SMTs!

Isn’t it time you became a Savvy Music Teacher?

What makes this book different?

While there are a handful of books that address career issues for independent music teachers, this publication is different in a number of ways.

A bold promise. The Savvy Music Teacher promises and delivers a clear strategy for independent teachers to generate $50,000-$100,000 annually.

Impact. Shows how more impact can equate to more income, and vice versa. The primary goal is not simply creating wealthy teachers, but high value individuals who amplify positive influence on the communities they touch.

Blueprint. It provides a flexible but detailed blueprint for achieving success.

Math. Using simple addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and online calculators, claims are substantiated with realistic numbers and clear formulas.

Scope. This is the only book for independent music teachers that expands beyond private lessons to address seven large-scale income streams.

Vignettes. Over 150 mini case studies are included, providing inspirational and instructive examples of how real-life SMTs put techniques to practice.

Worksheets. A number of financial worksheets help readers define and plan their financial course of action.

Documents. Sample documents are provided, including contracts, brochures, photo release forms, and other materials.

Tone. Written in a friendly, engaging manner.

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