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I am excited to attempt a new venture for 2023, and I hope you will find some level of usefulness and/or enjoyment from these blog posts. As an ultra-practical individual, most of the topics will be about what I have learned and my experience in the music world here in Indianapolis and elsewhere that music takes me.
As most people know, in order for musicians to make a livable income, we generally have to wear many hats. These hats for me include private teaching, teaching at a college, freelancing, and directing music at a church. There are pros and cons to the variety of income streams, but managing it (and estimating taxes) prove to be difficult at times.
I teach at my home studio and a small private college just 20 miles south of Indianapolis. In total, I see 42 (in the unlikely event that no one cancels) private students weekly. These students range significantly in both age and level. There are so many wonderful things about teaching, and one of my favorites is building a relationship with students and their parents and seeing them grow as people and pianists.
I have noticed that piano teaching has started to become a dying art, and unfortunately, not many young people see a future in it as a profession. So many of my own students are reluctant in taking on students because most of them do not know where to start. One of my hopes is to provide resources for the beginning piano teacher and encourage anyone who is considering it to give it a fair try!
This blog will also include other topics as well including gigging, professional development, personal development, and real estate investing. So follow along if any of this interests you, and please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly with questions or comments here.