Question: I’m curious as to what other piano teachers arrange for their yearly schedule. Do they start in September and end in June? Teach for the entire summer? Take a mid-session break? How do others split up their year?
One of the benefits of being a self-employed piano teacher is the ability to set your own piano teaching schedule. But figuring out the best way to arrange your piano teaching year is a bit of a science. Do you want your summers off? Do you always take a vacation to Tahiti in January? Do you give yourself a long weekend every week? Do your piano student’s families work around your schedule or vice versa?
Living in Western Canada I get approximately 6 weeks of nice weather for the entire year and they happen during July and August. You can bet I’m not going to spend my measly 42 days per year of sunshine inside… so I take a break during the summer months by only teaching one or two days a week (usually a “summer camp” style of lessons).
How do you break up your year? Share your schedule in the comment section below.