How do you get a license to be able to teach piano lessons?

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Yeah, but to teach privately and to add a little more credibility to my profile I think I would need some kind of an official piece of paper, right?

It helps to have your degree in music – people don’t just want any hack to teach them or their kids. Check out rcmexaminations.org – they do amazing music training and with their certificate program many would respect you as a teacher. In Canada, there is the Canadian Registered Music Teachers Association – check out if anything like this in your country and see what their standards are.


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By moreacidthanalkaline on February 25th, 2010 at 10:46 am

You don’t need a license to teach privately.

You need a degree in music to teach in schools.
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By alwayscloud9 on February 25th, 2010 at 10:53 am

You don’t need a teaching license to give private piano lessons.

If you want to teach at a school, you need a regular teaching license.
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You don’t need a license to teach piano lessons. You just have to pay taxes (in the United States) on anything you earn over $400. I believe you will have to file for self-employment tax, as that is what I used to do. If you rent an office building or a house of some kind like a music store (in your name) you might have to get a license if it is an actual music business. Just for out of your house, or a room in another music store, or in your students’ houses, you do not need a license.
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Your local city or county can issue you a business license. Any certification of completion from a music school will look nice. Many workshops give out certificates of completion.
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By Flute_Chick2007 on February 25th, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Nope, I have been teaching music for the last three years, and I don’t have a license, but eventually when I get my degree I hope to teach at a university.
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By springdewfairy on February 25th, 2010 at 12:47 pm

It helps to have your degree in music – people don’t just want any hack to teach them or their kids. Check out rcmexaminations.org – they do amazing music training and with their certificate program many would respect you as a teacher. In Canada, there is the Canadian Registered Music Teachers Association – check out if anything like this in your country and see what their standards are.
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I am a private music teacher, have been for 5 years, before that was doing degree in music performance.

 

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