Legal Landscape: Business Structure Options for Music Teachers

Beth Gigante Klingenstein NCTM

MTNA Business Digest, Volume 1, Issue 4

July 2022

Are you trying to decide on the best business structure for your teaching? OR are you looking for ways to upgrade or change your current teaching situation? Besides the two traditional platforms (independent studio and university faculty) there are other attractive choices available. Offered here are descriptions of several options, their pros and cons, and the legal/tax pluses and minuses of various business types.

Part 1: Teaching Options

Part 2: When Working for Someone Else: music academy, music store, community school, etc.

Part 3: When Working as Business Owner: tax/legal considerations for various business.

Beth Klingenstein


Beth Gigante Klingenstein, NCTM, is a nationally renowned author and presenter. Recently retired from a career dedicated to teaching and arts administration, she continues to embrace her life-long interest in the business side of teaching.



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