How To Become A Private Music Teacher

Everything you need to know to set up your private music teaching business quickly and easily. No more guesswork or trawling the internet for answers. It's all here in one place, complete with time-saving printable templates so you can focus on what really matters - teaching music! 

"I can't wait to start teaching music! It's going to be so great to be able to do a job I'm so passionate about! But...where do I register my business? What do I need to know about tax? How do I set my prices and invoice students? Where and how do I advertise my lessons? Why and how should I enter my students for exams? WHERE DO I START?!"

Setting up as a private music teacher can be a time consuming and daunting prospect if you’re not sure about how to start up and run a business. I'm going to teach you everything I've learnt over many years as a private music teacher, from legal expectations and tax issues to how to invoice students and collect money efficiently. By the end of the course, you'll have all the tools needed to be a professional, profitable and passionate music teacher.


  • Direct links to useful websites so you don't need to spend precious time searching, giving you more time for the important things

  • Up-to-date information on all the legal stuff you need to know, so you can have peace of mind that you're on the right track

  • Tried-and-tested methods of dealing with money, so you can feel confident to charge what you're worth and stay organised and professional

  • Detailed information about music exams, which you can refer to whenever you decide to enter your students for exams

  • Tips about great places to advertise your business, so you won't be unsure where to focus your efforts and money. I'll also advertise you on my high-traffic website and Facebook page/group for free!

Fiona Page

Fiona Page 

  • PGCE in Primary Education
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • BA(Hons) in Music and Popular Music

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Testimonials for Fiona and her Course

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My deluxe VIP option includes the 8-Lesson Online Course plus:
  • One-to-one mentoring for 3 months
  • 3 x 1-hour face to face or Skype mentoring sessions
  • A weekly check in email from Fiona giving you the chance to reflect on your teaching business so far, and to discuss any obstacles you have encountered during your initial stages
  • Further templates and document examples sent if needed
  • Become one of Fiona's 'Recommended Teachers' upon completion of course.
  • Free advertising of your services on Fiona Page Music website and social media
  • Access to an exclusive Facebook group to find potential students

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Sign-Up Steps

1. Choose your course package and click on 'Buy Now'. This will take you to the PayPal page. Note that you don't have to have a PayPal account, you can also pay by debit/credit card.

2. Once I receive your payment, I will send you an email with a link and password to access the course. There's no time limit on completing the course so you can go at your own pace. You can download the supporting documents to your device. 

3. If you've purchased the VIP Option, I will get in touch with you via email to discuss working further with you. 

And that's it! You're on your way to running your very own profitable, professional and passionate private music teaching business. I wish you all the best in your new career! Fiona :-)


"This online course from Fiona is the essential guide in how to become a successful self-employed Musician/ teacher. I've recently started in the world of self employment and I wish I'd had a course like this to prepare me for the challenges it can bring!" 

Ben Cockburn, Piano Teacher and Leeds College of Music Graduate

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"Fiona's online course is a must to any musician wanting to begin their teaching journey. After graduating 2 years ago, I would have really benefitted from this type of support. The course has a fantastic balance of the facts and practicalities of being a freelance musician and teacher as well as advice on how to become a successful business person. A lot of the information on the course comes from Fiona's own experience as a working professional in the industry and cannot be learnt in a classroom. I would recommend this course highly to anyone."

Helen Goldsmith, Woodwind Teacher and Leeds College of Music Graduate

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I pride myself in the positive testimonials I've received from my own students over the years. It really shows that the knowledge and information I bring to this course is the result of a professional, profitable and passionate teaching practice. 
Oliver, Piano Lessons Harrogate

Fiona does weekly piano lessons with our 16 year old, 8 year old and 4 year old and they all love their lessons with her. Fiona has done a great job helping our 16 year old daughter to pass her Grade 5 exam, she lacks confidence but Fiona was reassuring and took extra steps to build her confidence, so much so that our daughter passed and would now like to take Grade 6! She is fantastic with our two younger children and pitches the lessons at the perfect level and always makes them fun and rewarding with sticker charts and little prizes for effort. We look forward to Fiona teaching the girls for years to come.

Ian, Piano Lessons Leeds

Fiona is an excellent teacher. For someone like me who has lived for 55 years without any understanding of music except knowing what I like, she has been very encouraging, patient and instructive. Fiona is clearly a very talented musician herself and is able to work with complete novices (such as me) and more accomplished musicians too. I strongly recommend her.

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