One of the biggest decisions you will make as a new music teacher is whether to teach at a music school or go the full freelancing route. Both options have their pros and cons. Let’s make this into a quiz to keep things a little more fun!
1.I am a first year music teacher. . .
A. Who is still in university.
B. Who graduated university and is renting a home with roommates
C. Who graduated university and lives in a home with a partner or other musicians.
2. I find the idea of advertising for new students. . .
A. A hassle
B. something I’m unsure about but willing to give it a go.
C. a challenge I’m willing to accept.
3. I can handle money. . .
A. I’m a musician, I only need to count to four.
B. It’s not my favourite thing, but I’ll do it if I have to.
C. Budgeting and accounting? No problem!
4. I’m willing to devote at least 2 hours a week to managing my business. . .
A. Nope, I like to leave my work at work.
B. I’m busy, I’m not sure I’ll be able to handle that every week.
C. Sounds reasonable.
5. I want music teaching to be my only source of income this year (I’m assuming you’re a first year music teacher). . .
A. Yes please!
B. Is that possible?
C. This is a joke. . . right?
(Your answers are after the jump!)