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Music Peripatetic Teachers - advice needed!

Discussion in 'Private tutors' started by BoldAsBrass, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. BoldAsBrass

    BoldAsBrass Occasional commenter

    Hi everyone,

    Having left mainstream teaching, I have decided to make use of my musical training / background and enter into the realms of private peripatetic music tuition (brass) and visit students in their home settings.

    I wondered if anyone has any useful tips for generating interest from students? I have already set up a FaceBook page, joined a music tutoring web site (for free) and am also using my brass banding background to spread the word. Have I missed anything obvious?

    Also, once September comes around, my aim is to also approach schools directly and offer small group tuition. I'm hoping schools will be able to facilitate allowing me a space to teach my groups. I will deal directly with parents for payments, after initially leading a whole school assembly to gather initial interest. I've already written a newsletter and completed a booking/terms of contract document and checked the Musicians Union advice. If anyone has any advice for getting a foot through the door of new schools, I'd appreciate it!

    Do you already run a successful peripatetic business? What made it successful? I'd really appreciate any tips or advice so that I can really make a go of my new venture. I'm so looking forward to doing the thing I love, performing :)
  2. mathsmutt

    mathsmutt Star commenter

    Hi @BoldAsBrass , welcome to the forum.
    Sorry, I can't help you here, but I believe that @florian gassmann is a musician and may be able to help.
  3. BoldAsBrass

    BoldAsBrass Occasional commenter

    Many thanks Mathematics, I will message them. Cheers
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  4. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

    Hello @BoldAsBrass

    It might be worth reposting this on the Music forum. It would be good, for example, to discuss the likelihood of schools allowing you to undertake private tuition on their premises. In my own experience, schools tend to source their peripatetic teachers from the County Music Service - but it is not unheard of to do what you suggest.
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  5. BoldAsBrass

    BoldAsBrass Occasional commenter

    Thanks @marlin, I've done that now. ☺
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