Below is a list of books relevant to SMTs.
Music Teaching Business
- The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Teaching Music on Your Own, by Karen Berger.
- The Dynamic Studio: How to Keep Students, Dazzle Parents, and Build the Music Studio Everyone Want to Get Into, by Philip Johnston.
- How I Made $100,000 My First Year as a Piano Teacher, by Kristin Yost.
- The Independent Piano Teacher’s Studio Handbook , by Beth Gigante Klingenstein.
- Making Money Teaching Music, by David Newsam.
- The PracticeSpot Guide to Promoting Your Teaching Studio: How to Make Your Phone Ring, Fill Your Schedule, and Build a Waiting List You Can’t Jump Over, by Philip Johnston.
- The Private Guitar Studio Handbook: Strategies & Policies for a Profitable Music Business, by Mike McAdam.
- The Private Music Instruction Manual: A Guide for the Independent Music Educator , by Rebecca Osborn.
- The Private Voice Studio Handbook: A Practical Guide to All Aspects of Teaching , by Joan Frey Boytim.
Music Career Guides
in Music Teaching
The iPad Piano Studio, by Leila Viss.
Making Music with GarageBand and Mixcraft, by Robin Hodson, James Frankel, Richard
McCready, and Michael Fein.
Music Education with Digital Technology, by Pamela Burnard and John Finney.
Music Learning Today: Digital Pedagogy for
Creating, Performing, and Responding to Music, by William Bauer.
Musical iPad: Creating, Performing, &
Learning Music on Your iPad,
by Thomas Rudolph & Vincent Leonard.
Teaching Music Through Composition: A Curriculum
Using Technology, by Barbara
Technology Strategies for Music Education, by Thomas Rudolph, Floyd Richmond, David
Mash, Peter Webster, William Bauer, & Kim Walls.
Using Technology to Unlock Musical Creativity, by Scott Watson.
YouTube in Music Education, by Thomas Rudolph and James Frankel.
The Art of Practicing: A Guide to Making Music
from the Heart, by Madeline
How to Get Your Child to Practice…Without
Resorting to Violence!! by
The Musician’s Way: A Guide to Practice,
Performance, and Wellness, by
Not Until You’ve Done Your Practice: The Classic
Survival Guide for Kids Who are Learning a Musical Instrument, But Hate
Practicing, by Philip
The Practice Revolution: Getting Great Results
from the Six Days Between Lessons, by Philip Johnston.
Practiceopedia: The Music Student’s Illustrated
Guide to Practicing, by
Anxiety & Mindset
Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master
Musician Within, by Kenny
Fight Your Fear and Win: At Work, In Sports, On
Stage, by Don Greene.
Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art, by Stephen Nachmanovitch.
The Inner Game of Music, by Barry Green & Timothy Gallwey.
The Mastery of Music: Ten Pathways to True
Artistry, by Barry Green.
Perfect Wrong Note: Learning to Trust Your
Musical Self, by William
Performance Success: Performing Your Best Under
Pressure, by Don Greene.
The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s
Grown. Here’s How. by Daniel
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win
Your Inner Creative Battles,
by Steven Pressfield.
Business & Marketing
The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a
Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future, by Chris Guillebeau.
The Brand Called You: Make Your Business Stand
Out in a Crowded Marketplace,
by Peter Montoya & Tim Vandehey.
Business Model You: A One-Page Method for
Reinventing Your Career, by
Tim Clark, Alexander Osterwalder, & Yves Pigneur
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses
Don’t Work and What to Do About It, by Michael Gerber.
Guerilla Marketing: Easy and Inexpensive
Strategies for Making Big Profits from Your Small Business, by Jay Conrad Levinson.
Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your
Dreams, by Mike Dooley.
The Small Business Bible: Everything You Need to
Know to Success in Your Small Business, by Steven Strauss.
You, Inc: The Art of Selling Yourself, by Harry Beckwith & Christine Clifford.
Websites & Social Media
Creating a Website that Sells Your Business: The
Radical Blueprint to Turning Your Visitors into Buyers, by J.R. See.
Cyber PR for Musicians: Tools, Ticks, &
Tactics for Building Your Social Media House, by Ariel Hyatt.
How to Create a Website: 7 Steps to the Best
Website for Your Business, by
Make Money Blogging: The Ultimate Guide to
Monetizing a Blog Website, by
The New Rules of Marketing & PR: How to Use
Social Media, Online Video, Mobile Applications, Blogs, New Releases, and Viral
Marketing to Reach Beyters Directly, by David Meerman Scott.
The Really, Really, Really Easy Step-by-Step
Guide to Building Your Own Website: For Absolute Beginners of All Ages, by Gavin Hoole.
The Social Media Bible: Tactics, Tools, and
Strategies for Business Success,
by Lon Safko.
WordPress to Go: How To Build a WordPress
Website on Your Own Domain, From Scratch, Even in You are a Complete Beginner, by Sarah McHarry.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People:
Powerful Lessons in Personal Change, by Stephen R. Covey.
The 25 Best Time Management Tools &
Technique: How to Get More Done Without Driving Yourself Crazy, by Pamela Dodd & Doug Sundheim.
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, by Atul Gawande.
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free
Productivity, by David Allen.
Life in Cut Time: Time Management for Music
Teachers, by Emily Schwartz.
Pomodor Technique: Illustrated: The Easy Way to
do More in Less Time, by
The Skinny on Time Management: How to Maximize
Your 24-Hour Gift, by Jim
Time Management from the Inside Out: The
Foolproof System for Taking Control of Your Scheduleand Your Life, by Julie Morgenstern.
925 Ideas to Help You Save Money, Get Out of
Debt, and Retire a Millionaire So You Can Leave Your Mark on the World, by Devin Thorpe.
The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step
Plan to Live and Finish Rich,
by David Bach.
A Beginner’s Guide to Investing: How to Grow
Your Money the Smart and Easy Way, by Alex Frey & Ivy bytes.
America’s Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the
Money: Your Guide to Living Better, Spending Less, and Cashing in on your
Dreams, by Steve &
How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt, and
Live Prosperously, by Jerrold
The Millionaire Next Door, by Thomas Stanley.
The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous, &
Broke, by Suze Orman.
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their
Kids about Money that the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert Kiyosaki.
Saving for Retirement (Without Living Like a
Pauper or Winning the Lottery,
by Gail Marks Jarvis.
The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for
Financial Fitness, by Dave
Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill.
Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates
Us, by Daniel Pink.
Intelligent Music Teaching: Essays on the Core
Principles of Effective Instruction, by Robert A. Duke.
Making Musical Meaning: Unlocking the Value of
Music Education in the Age of Innovation, by Elizabeth Sokolowsky.
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, by Carol Dweck.
Music, Informal Learning and the School: A New
Classroom Pedagogy, by Lucy
The Music Teaching Artist’s Bible: Becoming a
Virtuoso Educator, by Eric
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire
Everyone to Take Action, by