You love music, love students, love piano, and would love to bring it all together by establishing a studio practise. Fabulous! Here's a basic list of considerations to help you out, and hopefully we'll meet at some professional event in the future.
Trinity, AMEB studio teaching diplomas; coursework in studio pedagogy via universities.
Free online; MTA; newspaper; local schools; word of mouth; biography, resume, recommendations; who/where is your market?
Teaching philosophy/statement; networks eg MTA, Collegiate of Music Educators; online forums; blog/website; conferences/workshops/online courses.
Pricepoint; how much do you want to earn? how often do you want to be paid? spreadsheets/attendance records; admin; accountant; insurance; superannuation; invoicing; receipts; student contacts/history records.
Instruments; maintenance; electronic/digital; computer; internet; online teaching equipment; furniture; teaching space; occ health/safety.
Permission home business; parking; toilet; access; noise; lighting; electricity; neighbours.
Tax; ABN; PAYG; RTA working with children check.
Studio agreement; attendance policies; observation lessons; explicit pedagogy; reporting; quality of instrument and location for practising; expectations.
Books; practise policies; planning; relationship/rapport; expectations; goals; repertoire; performing, composing, musicology, aural; special needs.
Recitals; exams; recordings (eg YouTube channel, make a CD); nursing homes, shopping centres; fundraising practise drive.
Meals/breaks; hours open; weeks per year; holidays; public holidays; public calendar (iCal); babysitting.
I'm currently studying MTeach in secondary school teaching and have put together a number of webpages to meet assignment/prac requirements. These pages have resources, presentations, and online activities that both students and teachers can use. Please contact me if you want to use any of the quizzes as I will have to alter them to make it work for you. Here is a list of these resources which I'll keep updating.
19th Century Music
Music of Africa
Music of the Baroque period: keyboard instruments
Music of a Culture: Jewish music
Music of a Culture: Yolngu music
Music of a Culture: Balinese Gamelan music
Music for Multimedia: Gaming Music
Music for Radio, Television, Film and Multimedia: Advertising Music
Music for Radio, Television, Film and Multimedia: Music for Film
Music and Technology: Electronic Music
Music and Technology: Minimalism
Popular Music: Soul Music
Popular Music: Australian Rock Music
Music 2, Year 12 Aural Exam (created by R.Hocking)
Rhythm: triple time
Reflections/news on music, piano and music teaching, and anything else that pops up.