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Summary: Whether you are looking to become a music tutor for extra cash or even as a hobby of your own, consider some of these tips to getting started.
Being a music tutor is fun, exciting and joyful as you get to teach and pass on your talent to others. However, getting started as a music tutor can be difficult and very challenging at times. Many musicians don’t know where to start or where to find their first customers. In fact, some don’t even know how to get started and what equipment they will need.
If you are considering becoming a music tutor, digest some of the following tips.
This is extremely beneficial especially when teaching young children. Many parents aren’t going to seek out to buy their child a three hundred dollar guitar if they aren't sure it is something their child wants to continue doing.
Having extra instruments on hand is a benefit, as it gives parents the incentive to hire you, and can also get you ahead of any local competition. Even adults that want to turn music into a hobby but aren't yet sure if they have a hidden talent for it, might not be ready to purchase their own instruments just yet.
In fact, having your own instruments will also give you the ability to charge a higher hourly fee for your services.
Prior to anyone hiring you, they want to see your experience or previous recommendations and referrals. If you haven't had any previous clients then make sure to have an audio recording of your work and consider even providing your resume. People want to see what they are getting into.
In fact, providing the first session free may even get more people interested in your services.
If you are new to the music teaching sector than make sure you have a flexible schedule. Be open to traveling to a student's house and teaching when it’s most convenient for them. After gaining experience, you will be able to set your own schedules. Let your potential students know that you are available to teach at their convenience and even at their home.
After all, as a music tutor you will become a teacher and you will start to have students.
Traits of calmness, patience, and friendliness are all vital aspects to becoming a tutor and winning over people’s interest. As your reputation builds, you will be able to build your own hours; however, until then, some sacrifices must be taken. In the beginning it is important to sometimes take a step back and come in with an open mind.