The prospect of teaching piano lessons during the summer is an attractive one. For most piano teachers the summer break, while relaxing, tends to be financially lean. But I would suggest using caution when chasing piano teaching dollars during the summer.
The biggest concern facing piano teachers who teach during the summer is burnout; for both the students and the teacher. I always find that students who return in September from a break are eager to get back at the piano and have this wonderful renewed energy as they approach the piano, whereas students who continue lessons have a “business as usual attitude”.
If you do intend to teach piano lessons in the summer (which I certainly am not against) just make sure to schedule a two-week break at some point. This will give you and your students a chance to rejuvenate, but keep the dedication to lessons ever-present.
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