November 20th, 2017

How to Make More Money Teaching Music

If you’re already making money teaching music lessons, then you’ll probably want to continue making more money with time. The way to consistently make more money teaching music is very simple:
work On your business, not just In your business.

You work In your business when you:

  1. Teach lessons.
  2. Prepare for lessons.
  3. Commute to lessons.
  4. Practice your instrument.
  5. Advertise.

You work On your business when you:

  1. Educate yourself as an entrepreneur.
  2. Write a business plan.
  3. Set goals.
  4. Create systems to automate your business.

Here some ways to begin working On your business:

  1. Set goals. If you don’t have clearly written out goals, how will you know when you have succeeded? It’s important to set goals daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly. Be sure to write them down and look at them everyday.
    Study after study proves that people who do this succeed!
  2. If you haven’t read the book, The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber, READ IT! This book single handedly changed how so many entrepreneurs increased their income and maintained their sanity. What’s great about it is that it’s a short story that’s fun and inspiring.
    Learn more about The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber.
  3. Another great book is Guerrilla Marketing by Jay Conrad Levinson. This book is for people who need to learn how to market their business cheaply (or for free) and effectively.
    Learn more about Guerrilla Marketing by Jay Conrad Levinson.
  4. As you will learn in The E-Myth Revisited everything in your business is about systems. Systems are at the foundation of all successful businesses. One system that has saved me so much stress is
    Music Teacher’s Helper
    . This automates scheduling, lesson reminders, billing, payments, and cancellations for me. I also use Infusionsoft. It is my secret weapon. I call it my secret weapon because it has allowed my business to function as if my marketing were on steroids.
  5. Get a coach, consultant, or mentor. The right person will give you the structure to grow as an entrepreneur. You’ll benefit from their experience and knowledge. Most importantly being accountable to someone else will get keep you on a path to success.
    Learn more about my One-on-One Coaching.

About Mike Veny

Mike Veny has written 26 articles on this website.

Mike Veny is a professional drummer in New York City. He has been happy playing drums since 1989. He performs with Sean 360x & the universoul spiRitual Ankhestra alongside Ramsey Jones of the Wu-Tang Clan family. Sean 360x is a MySpace chartopping artist & has been #1 on the ReverbNation Electronica/Dance charts for over 16 weeks. He also performs with Kim Oler, an Emmy Award winning composer for ABC’s All My Children, As the World Turns,The Tracey Ullman Show, and The Guiding Light.

  • Kim

    I think I have a new reading list! I also suggest the War of Art by Steven Pressfield – not about marketing but just a great read for any artist.