Step by Step Guide to Hiring Music Teachers

STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO HIRING MUSIC TEACHERS

All you need to know when recruiting music teachers

A Step-by-Step Guide to Hiring Music Teachers 
Presented by Wendy Brentnall for ASME Victoria
Date: Wednesday 4 August Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm 2021

This webinar will detail various steps to assist Music School Owners or Managers in determining who is a good fit for their music school. It will recommend how to retain good staff within your school. This session is designed to give you a systematic approach to hiring experienced music teachers. Working through these steps of recruitment, interview, training and appraisal, from a Music School owner with decades of experience will be your best guide.

In this episode 13 of Music School Success TV, Wendy explains the basics of what is considered Intellectual Property for Music Schools or Music Teaching Business and how to protect it. Watch the video here!

 

If you are familiar with the registered trademark symbols on famous brands, that falls under intellectual property rights. See the other categories of IP for music schools below:

Intellectual Property Categories for Music Schools:

  1. Curriculum or Syllabi Content
    • Curriculum or syllabi content must be something that you’ve written yourself.
  2. Teaching Programs
    • For teaching programs you made with original content, that will qualify for IP.
  3. Music & Audio
    • This is music you write or arrange for your curriculum and/or backing trax.
  4. Logos and Names
    • This includes program logos, program names, business logos, and business names.

 

 

What are the tasks involved in IP?

  1. Creating the IP
    • Ultimately IP is about creating something totally unique and new that you will use for your music school.
  2. Registering and protecting the IP
    • IP can be registered through patents (usually for inventions), trademarks (usually a symbol of “tm” after a name or logo),  copyright (for unique sheet or audio music, documents, etc.), or business name registration (to protect anyone from using it.)
    • This task is usually done by the legal department of a business but something that you can also do.

You might wonder if these additional tasks are necessary to be done right away. Even when you are still a small business owner, start now, be aware, and be prepared to grow!

If you feel the need for assistance particularly in this subject matter, let me personally mentor you in my coaching sessions so that you avoid the trial and error cycle that usually occurs in startup music teaching businesses or if you do feel you want to grow your business at a higher success rate.

Start by booking a FREE session with Wendy to discuss your specific goals and needs.

If you are keen to receive more free resources and help you can also subscribe to my newsletter / updates . You will receive there updates about the Music School Success TV (MSSTV), helpful blogs, promos, and discounts.

Download Wendy’s free e-book the MSS Ladder– the go-to system to get a glimpse of how far you can grow your music school.

In episode 11 of our Music School Success TV (MSSTV), we give you an overview of the 8 business divisions that a music school must have to “plan to succeed.” Click on the link above to watch the full video.

https://youtu.be/HnqP8kaJo7w 

 

The 8 divisions of your teaching business includes:

  1. Finance – it’s all about the money, expenses, & income
  2. Intellectual Property – your creations, your programs, your systems
  3. Legal – contracts, leases and more
  4. Marketing – includes paid and unpaid advertising, PR and any methods of telling the world about your teaching business
  5. Operations – the administration and systems that make your business work
  6. Human Resources – your staff, consultants, and freelancers
  7. IT – everyday techy
  8. Merchandise – stuff to sell

For bigger businesses, each division has its own manager, but for a small business, one or a few people get to manage multiple divisions. If you are starting or growing your existing music school, it would be highly recommended to get to know the tasks involved in each division because these are the necessary tools you would need to make your school a success. I for myself have been using this 8 business divisions that have worked well for me, and would like to share with you further in detail in my coaching sessions.

Why separate the divisions if the same person is managing them? For one, that’s time management. Another to enable hiring of Specialist Consultants & assistants ( Accountants, Marketing, HR, Lawyer, Purchasing & Stock control, IT, Admin, Creative). Finally, to provide clear financial reporting. Discover the steps to the Music School Success Ladder by subscribing to my free  resources. You will receive updates and tips to make your music school business thrive.

Conclusion:

My advice to anyone starting a Music teaching Business (or any business) is to set up with these clear Biz divisions, find good advisers as needed. The result being that as the business grows, they will be able to see which areas need to change to enable that growth. They will also able to seek assistance in each area from specialists as needed.

If you feel the need for assistance particularly in this subject matter, let me personally mentor you in my coaching sessions so that you avoid the trial and error cycle that usually occurs in startup music teaching businesses or if you do feel you want to grow your business at a higher success rate.

Start by booking a FREE session with Wendy to discuss your specific goals and needs.

If you are keen to receive more free resources and help you can also subscribe to my newsletter / updates . You will receive there updates about the Music School Success TV (MSSTV), helpful blogs, promos, and discounts.

Download Wendy’s free e-book the MSS Ladder– the go-to system to get a glimpse of how far you can grow your music school.

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Wendy Brentnall-Wood

Wendy Brentnall-Wood

I am passionate about encouraging and inspiring people to begin to experience the heart filling joy of making music in a simple, easy and systematic way, enabling them to enrich their lives and the lives of those around them.

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