Why Teach Here?
Florence Music Academy was started by a private studio teacher who has every desire to help you succeed, but also believes you should have the professional freedom to do what you feel is best for your students. We treat our teachers with the respect they deserve, and provide support and opportunities for both you and your students. At our studio:
- Teachers are independent contractors. You set your own lesson times, pricing and policies however they are convenient for you.
- You keep any income you make from students. We only ask that you pay a rental fee of $5/hour to us for the use of our space. By allowing you to be an independent contractor, we are enabled to keep our administrative costs lower and your income higher!
- While you are ultimately in charge of finding and keeping your own students, we will do everything in our power to help you find them.
- Our website is a fantastic source of information for the community. As one of our teachers you will have a bio, photo and information very clearly listed for any interested students to find.
- We are looking to be the main place people in Kenton and Boone Counties go when they are looking for music lessons. Get in on the ground floor with us as we grow!
- Each year we will have at least one recital for your students. We encourage you to offer, and provide space for, master classes at least once each semester to give your students an informal performance setting.
- If you need assistance setting your policies or need recommendations on how to run your lessons, we are more than happy to help. We have policy and bio templates available. You, of course, can choose to edit or discard them at your discretion.
- Florence Music Academy has a very strong focus on the benefits of early childhood music classes. We strongly recommend that anyone looking for lessons with a child under 7 enroll in our Musikgarten classes in order to train their ears to listen musically and their brains to think musically. Not only do these classes naturally feed into private lessons as students get older, but the graduates come to you well prepared to learn an instrument. We do ask that if a parent contacts you with interest in lessons for a very young child that you refer them to our classes. In our experience, children under 7 have a very difficult time in private lessons, but flourish in our group classes.
If you are interested in teaching with us, I would love to give you a tour of our new facility on Main Street in Florence! You can also peruse our teacher application and our teacher policies while you are here. Contact Elizabeth with any questions you may have here!