By Sharon Szymanski, Chapel Hill School of Musical Arts
I never saw myself as an entrepreneur when I began private teaching, but it turned out that the skills that made me a good voice teacher led me unerringly in that direction. How so?
Voice teachers care: I saw that there was a large demand in our arts-supportive community for good singing instruction and I wanted to help.
Voice teachers are good communicators: I put my written and verbal skills to good use creating marketing materials, doing free workshops and speaking with parents.
Voice teachers are excellent puzzle solvers: Just as we analyze strengths and challenges with students and devise creative strategies and processes to “complete” the puzzle that is a singer, I took the same approach with business and organizational needs and came up with creative solutions.
Voice Teachers are passionate: When you are truly passionate about your business, everyone feels it and it thrives!
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