Music Teaching Made Profitable - the Book

An Expert's Guide to Generating More Income as a Music teacher


Musicians or Music teachers who need expert help to

  • start or grow their Music Teaching Business,
  • save time, energy and money,
  • turn their hobby into a business,
  • understand how to expand their music school.

What does the Book cover?

This book is the result of 40 years experience as a Music School Owner.

It will give you an insight into all the areas necessary to running a Profitable Music School, other than the Teaching itself.

You will be given a unique insight into systems developed by Wendy that have enabled her to streamline and replicate her success many times for herself and Music teachers who work with her in her Coaching programs.

Foreword by Rob Walker - Executive director
Australian Music Association Inc.

Understanding the 8 Business Divisions that turn your Music Teaching from a Hobby to a Professional income Stream.

  1. Finance
  2. Intellectual Property
  3. Legals
  4. Merchandising
  5. Operations
  6. Human Resources
  7. Information Technology
  8. Marketing

The 7 Evolution Stages to grow through enabling you to create your Dream Music Teaching Business

  1. Prepare
  2. Dream
  3. Design
  4. Build
  5. Live
  6. Share
  7. Expand


The 9 Levels of the Music School Success Ladder, discovering how to get started as a Music teacher through to employing teachers and operating multiple locations:

  1. Roadie
  2. Chorus Line
  3. One Person Show
  4. Leading Person
  5. Principal
  6. Manager
  7. Director
  8. Virtuoso
  9. Icon

As we explore these three interwoven systems, you will read inspiring real life examples of problems encountered, strategies developed and the successful results.

There are ACTION STEPS for you to follow in each chapter to enable you to achieve your own results!

Book includes Bonus offers, Recommended Resources and much more!


DIGITAL AUDIO version NOW available for immediate download!

EBook available via Amazon US or Booktopia AUS or Kobo

“One of the biggest challenges facing Music Teachers around the world is knowing how to run the business side of their studio. Teacher training courses seldom teach these skills, leaving musicians woefully unprepared for success in a competitive industry. Even more distressing is hearing older teachers actively discouraging graduates from setting up studios because of their own struggles to make ends meet. Well, all this is about to change with the release of Wendy’s new book: Music Teaching Made Profitable, a resource that will change people’s perceptions of how they can generate a more reliable, steady income from music teaching and how to grow a more profitable business to support them in the future.”

Tim Topham

DIrector,Top Music Education Pty Ltd

“Each instrumental teacher is in fact their own small music business. Learning how to run their business effectively is a vital endeavour, and an often overlooked one. In Music Teaching Made Profitable, music business owners learn about the different stages of music studio growth, various elements to consider at each stage and how to achieve growth. Wendy generously shares her experiences as an instrumental teacher, music studio owner and business coach for anyone who seeks a clearer path through the Music Studio Business world!”

Carly McDonald

Creative Editor – The Piano Teacher Owner Nova Music

“Wendy came to talk to teachers at our pedagogy conference about how they could build their teaching practices into successful businesses. Her presentation was so well received that we invited her back to advise our teachers on strategies for creating their own teaching programmes. Her ideas were inspirational and easily tailored to each teacher’s unique goals and aspirations. Wendy’s new book is a comprehensive and practical guide to business success, gleaned from her own multifaceted experience as a musician, teacher, author, publisher and business owner. I encourage all Music Teachers to read it!”

Jocelyn (Jo) Kotchie

Composer, Music Educator and President of the West Australian Music Teachers’ Association

“Instrumental Music Teachers start out with a love of music and performance skills, and wanting to share their knowledge and skills with others beginning a career in teaching. Most however have little or no knowledge of the business skills necessary to facilitate this career path. Wendy Brentnall-Wood’s book fills a much needed niche; I would recommend it for all teachers to expand their business knowledge both starting out and growing a music teaching practice.”

Margaret Schlink

Violin and Viola Teacher, Director of Perth Scottish Fiddlers AMusA (viola), DipMusT, MMusPS | Accred WAMTA Member | Past President AUSTA WA

“Teaching music is a labour of love, and this book has a wealth of information on setting up the ideal conditions for music teaching studios to thrive. Wendy Brentnall-Wood shares her in-depth knowledge and writes with experience and enthusiasm. A great read and essential reference for all Music Teachers.”

Helen Tuckey

Australian Strings Association National President

“I would highly recommend Wendy to anyone who wants help with growing their music business. Wendy has been working in the music teaching business for years (over 30 I think) and is a wealth of knowledge on everything to do with running a music teaching business. She is never one to sit still and is always looking at ways to extend and improve. She is highly efficient, a great communicator, extremely reliable and has a great personality. She has now become my mentor and I feel very lucky to have her there to guide me along my musical journey”.

Cath Dowling

Owner Kids on Key