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How to Set Up a Music Teaching Studio in Boston: Start with a Good Piano

teaching-music-boston-piano-moversSo if you want to hang out a ‘shingle’ and start a professional music teaching studio in and around Boston, the first thing you need to do is call a piano movers and get an acoustic piano. This of course applies to piano studios (!!), but the real point is that any teaching studio – from voice to saxophone, violin to guitar – could benefit from having a piano present. If you are a serious music teacher, you don’t just need your primary instrument, some recordings, and possibly some back-up tracks on CD or mp3 with you — but what you need is a real tool for musician’s development — an acoustic piano.

WHY HAVE A PIANO IN YOUR TEACHING STUDIO IN BOSTON?

The piano has long been the principal tool for music educators – every classroom, every teaching studio, and every practice room. You know that a piano is great for demonstration of basic theory and harmony, for pitch matching and ear training, to discuss range, to accompany, to discuss composition and song-writing, and so much more. (Even if your piano accompaniment skills need work – it’s great to be able to provide some support for your student’s performance – even just basic harmonies. And the bonus with having a piano in your space is that you can continue to practice the piano EACH TIME you have an unexpected lesson cancellation.)

PIANO MOVING IN BOSTON AND COSTS

The cost of upright pianos are quite reasonable now so it doesn’t have to be an expensive Steinway, Bosendorfer, or Yamaha grand piano (unless you are actually teaching piano!). Actually a simple quality upright will do nicely. Do not choose a spinet piano as they are designed primarily for consumer home use, do not have a very big sound (smaller soundboards and shorter strings), and do not generally hold tunings very well under regular use. Plus a spinet model piano does not really support your professional image.

Piano movers can easily deliver an upright piano to most locations easily and safely — and then you’re music teaching studio is launched. Many believe that getting a cheap digital piano is fine for their studios because it’s easier to move, set-up, and doesn’t need tuning — but an acoustic piano is more resonant, has very reasonable tuning and maintenance fees (that you can likely write off on your taxes), and also supports the status of a serious, professional music teaching studio in Boston and surrounding areas.

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