Is teaching your sole income?

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Is teaching your sole income?

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Postby Mins Music » Sun May 09, 2004 5:51 pm

Do you rely only on the money you make from piano teaching to run your household, vital as a combined income, or as extra money for the household/personal use?
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Postby Dr. John Zeigler - PEP Ed » Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:36 pm

It would be interesting to hear about what the other sources of income, generally speaking, are for those piano teachers for whom piano teaching is not the sole income. I know a very few have orchestra or performing income of some sort, others have spouses whose salary helps out, still others augment their teaching income by working at other jobs outside of the studio. I get the sense that it's pretty difficult, though certainly not impossible, to live on teaching income alone. I wonder how much the recession has affected that conclusion.
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Postby Tranquillo » Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:19 am

I dont teach but my teachers accompany, perform, lecture, compose and teach other areas of music as part of their income. I have met many teachers who teach and only teach and they seem to manage. In fact the teahers I know in the states and here say that they managed to teach and keep their students during the reccession.
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