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Podcast: Maximizing Your Worth As A Musician

Dr. Garrett Hope has made several pivots in his life as a musician – from composer to performer to teacher to consultant. And now he’s helping others do the same. In everything he does though, Garrett believes that musicians should craft businesses around their endeavors that efficiently repurpose their artistic output and properly reward them for their value. In our conversation, Dr. Hope offers philosophical convictions for this attitude as well as practical tips on how to achieve the vision he promotes.

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Garrett Hope Apr 27, 2022 Inspiration
Podcast: Strategies for Tax Time Organization

Music teachers are small business owners, which means music teachers pay taxes. To help you get to April 15, tax day in the U.S., Andrea Miller of Music Studio Startup shares her best practices for staying on top of the paperwork and organization needed to make tax time less painful.

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Andrea Miller Apr 4, 2022 Podcasts
Podcast: It’s tax time! Do you know all the tricks?

Duet is delighted to be partnering with Kelly Riordan, a studio management consultant, to guide teachers through tax season. Are you maximizing your deductions? Wondering which forms you need to submit? Asking yourself if you need a CPA? This invaluable episode will help you feel confident as we approach tax season.

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Kelly Riordan Mar 6, 2022 Podcasts
Dr. Jon Yerby’s Recommendations for Remote Music Teaching Tools

On February 2, 2022, guitarist Dr. Jon Yerby presented a webinar to the Duet community about how to optimize remote teachings. (The recording of this webinar is available to Duet subscribers in the Resources section of your account.) As part of his presentation, Dr. Yerby offered product suggestions for microphones and video cameras that work for him.

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Dr. Jon Yerby Feb 2, 2022 Podcasts
Podcast: How To Be Smart About Your Music Education

There’s one element that’s universally disliked about receiving advanced degrees in music: the cost. Cellist Karen Poleshuck offers reflections on what she might have done differently in getting to be one of the most accomplished cello teachers in New York.

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Karen Poleshuck Jan 28, 2022 Podcasts