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Ashburn Piano Teacher Performs at the Kennedy Center

At the age of eight, I began taking piano lessons through Pasadena City College's conservatory program.  They offered group lessons and truthfully, it worked for me.  The teacher who taught the classes was a concert pianist.  She gave individual attention to every student in the class.  I'll never forger her.  Her name was Susan Svrcek.  I remember she performed at a recital and I couldn't believe my eyes.  Only now as a concert pianist can I truly appreciate that Ms.

What can you do when a local competitor copies your website?

This past weekend I discovered that a local piano teacher in the Ashburn area has copied certain aspects of my website.   This individual has a traveling piano teaching  business in Ashburn and surrounding areas.  I have spent countless hours crafting the verbiage on my website only to find out that she not only stole the vision for my business, but in some instances copied the exact verbiage on my website.  I confronted her and sent an email detailing the parts of my website that were copied.

How much should a musician charge for a performance?

I would like to solicit comments from the general public and working musicians.  I recently joined a gig booking site and I am seriously considering removing myself from the site.  The way the site works is that a bid comes in, the client contacts at least six other people and then they hire the person with the lowest bid. 
 
For example, a retirement home requested a classical pianist to perform for three hours at a holiday party.  I bidded $300.  Someone else bidded $250.

The Business of Music Lesson Fees

I have been providing piano lessons and flute lessons for nine years and have recently noticed that many teachers in the Northern Virginia area are lowering their fees in an effort to obtain students.  I see qualified music teachers with music degrees offering to travel to student's homes or have individuals travel to them for under $100.  This actually hurts other music teachers in the area who are trying to make an honest living. 

I also notice that teacher's have websites with erroneous information.
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