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    A PIANIST'S GUIDE TO STUDIO MANAGEMENT


    About the Course

    About the Course

    A Pianist's Guide to Studio Management is appropriate for both the new and seasoned music professionals. Designed by Heather K. Smith and Deborah H. How, both independent music teachers with extensive business backgrounds, this course will help teachers professionalize their studios and navigate important business topics.

    • Organized in 10 clearly defined modules
    • Progress at your own pace in a prescribed order
    • Easily return to completed sessions for later review
    • Full course completion time is approximately 10 hours

    Topics Include

    Topics Include

    • Professional goals
    • Income and expenses
    • Accounting systems
    • Setting tuition rates
    • Studio policies
    • Business tax structures
    • Marketing and branding
    • And much more!

    Course Leaders: Heather K. Smith, MM, MBA ’22, Music Studio Business Academy, Deborah H. How, PhD, MBA, Bravura Innovations. Senior Editor: Craig Sale

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    A Pianist's Guide to Studio Management
    This accessible and practical course is divided into ten clearly defined modules designed to be completed at your pace in a prescribed order. Course access will be provided for 12 months from date of purchase. Course purchase is non-refundable.

    Cost: $79

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