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Starting Private Teaching Practice

Here are the main points to consider when setting up your own private teaching practice.

Think about space

  • Teaching spaces need to be suitable: Is there access to a bathroom? Is there space for parents to wait? Will additional noise disturb neighbours?
  • Think about any health and safety issues there might be in your teaching space. Consider undertaking a Risk Assessment to see if anything needs to be addressed.
  • Check any leases, tenancy agreements and Local Authority guidelines to ensure you’re allowed to operate a business from your home.

Marketing yourself

  • Market yourself successfully by focussing on what is distinctive about your teaching.
  • Remember, most parents find music teachers by word of mouth. Consider rewarding your students if they bring a new pupil to you.

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