How Music Teacher Directories Hurt Private Music Teachers

“Why be the cow when you can be the farmer?”

I’m not sure where this quote originates, but I heard it in a Leverage episode from season 3 titled, “The Studio Job.” ┬áThe context in this case was to ask, “Why write songs yourself when you can steal others’ songs and sing them?” In other words, it’s more profitable to let others work for you than to do the work yourself. This abuse can surely be found in every profession, but I’d like to discuss one way it manifests in the context of private music lessons. Continue reading