“What’s not going to change in the next 10 years?”

James Clear, author and blogger sends out a 3-2-1 email every Thursday, which is 3 ideas, 2 quotes from others, and 1 question.

Today, in his quotes from others:

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, on the importance of what’s not going to change:

"I very frequently get the question: 'What's going to change in the next 10 years?' And that is a very interesting question; it's a very common one.

"I almost never get the question: 'What's not going to change in the next 10 years?' And I submit to you that that second question is actually the more important of the two — because you can build a business strategy around the things that are stable in time…

It got me thinking about what isn’t going to change In 10 years for music teachers. Here are a few of my thoughts.:

  1. Teachers will be teaching more lessons using the internet.

  2. Teachers will be complaining about students not practicing.

  3. And, it will still be difficult to be paid appropriately as a musician/music teacher.

What do you think?

Teaching lessons on the internet. It is happening more and more in a tremendous number of ways. Videos, Skype, apps, broadcasting, webinars. This side of our business is exploding, that’s good for us because it gives us a huge underserved market looking for lessons. My advice- learn as much as you can and try out different ways of taking your teaching into the future by using technology for the greater good.

You only have to read teacher publications from the past to see that the practice issue is a constant issue. My experience is - focus on developing systems to make it easier for your students to make progress. Try out the practice sheet generator at teachpianoonline.pro and use it to keep track of measures learned, problem areas, assigned sections, the list of uses is long.

Finding ways to be paid appropriately for being a musician or music teacher can be challenging. There are many ways to approach this, which will be part of this blog’s future. Some things to think about now. The internet can help on many different fronts. You can be more selective with students, which can be a game changer on the income side. You can create teaching videos, which can add value to your studio. You can help your students record their own videos…. Even if you don’t use the internet for teaching, you can use it to advertise your studio online to get students you love.

What are things that won’t change in the next 10 years for you?