Saturday, August 27, 2011

Talent to Treasure: Building a Profitable Music Teaching Business Review and Giveaway

I am a homemaker, a pianist, and an artist.  I like thinking of ways I can help out my husband financially while still remaining at home and taking care of my other responsibilities.  That is why I enjoyed Talent to Treasure: Building a Profitable Music Teaching Business by Marcia Washburn so much.  I have thought before that I might one day teach children music lessons from our home when our children are a little older.  I also plan on teaching our two eldest girls piano this year.  This wonderful book from Marcia Washburn has given me all of the information I need to do both.  Not only that, but I could even use much of her information to one day teach art lessons from our home.

If you have a heart for music but no head for business, Talent to Treasure will show you how to transform your musical skills into extra income.  Not only that, but Talent to Treasure is written especially for the woman who wants to share her love of music with others while continuing to serve her family at home.  While Marcia gives complete directions on how to teach students music lessons from home, she does not downplay the importance of a woman putting her family first.

Marcia Washburn, BA, MME, is a seasoned piano teacher, writing with authority about a subject she knows intimately and loves passionately—connecting people with music.

In the pages of Talent to Treasure, you will learn:

How to prepare your heart and your home for your business
How to recruit and retain students
How much to charge for lessons (and how to be sure you get paid!)
How to select a “balanced diet” of music for your students
How and what to teach in the first lesson
How to teach using learning styles—how to be a people teacher first!
Great practicing tips—and strategies for dealing with students who don’t!
How to deal with memorization, performance jitters, and more
Reaching and teaching special needs students—from challenged to gifted
And much, much more!

This valuable resource has great information for not only those who are looking into teaching students music and have no idea what they're doing, but also for veteran teachers too.  I even think there is enough information packed in this book to help those who would like to teach other kinds of lessons to students as a home business.

Marcia has agreed to give away one printed copy of Talent to Treasure: Building a Profitable Music Teaching Business to a Blessed Homemaking reader.  To enter, just leave a comment!  To get additional entries, please stop by every day until September 2nd and leave another comment on this post!  (Don't forget to leave your email address if you don't have a blog).  This giveaway will end September 2nd.

Be sure to come back the next few days, because I will be reviewing more of Marcia's books and there will be more giveaways!

If you would like to purchase Talent to Treasure: Building a Profitable Music Teaching Business to see for yourself how you can have a profitable music teaching business, Marcia is offering a special discount for Blessed Homemaking readers for this resource:

Order now until September 3rd and save $4.00.

Don't forget about the other giveaways we have going on right now! (see the sidebar)

I received this product free of charge to review for Marcia Washburn, but the opinions expressed here are completely my own, honest opinions.

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  1. Mrs. Q, we know Marcia and think it's great that you're doing give-away contests with her books. She's a absolute "peach" and a great resource for homeschoolers everywhere! We're curious: how did you come across her and her materials?

  2. Hi there :)
    I believe Marcia contacted me to ask me to review her books for her! She is a sweet lady.

  3. Would love to win this for my daughter! Thanks!

  4. Entering again! Would love to win this for my daughter who would like to teach piano!

    Have a blessed day!

  5. Wow... This looks pretty interesting and very helpful! Hoping we win ;) God bless!



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