Join Our Teacher Network
Here’s why registering with us is a great idea
1. New students
Get new students without having to advertise—our marketing team will do that for you!
2. You set the pay rates
While we have starting rates of $25 for half an hour, $35 for 45 minutes and $45 for an hour, we have many teachers and schools in our network whose rates are higher. We only quote starting rates on our website so students have a ball-park figure and know not to contact us if they’re after extremely cheap lessons. In other words, we work with your rates.
3. Be paid by the student
Not by us.
4. No registration fees or ongoing commissions
What?! Yes—we have a unique ‘everyone-wins’ system designed by teachers, to look after teachers. Now, we’re not saying we do everything we do for free, but our arrangement is fresh and designed with teachers in mind. The main problem with this is that many teachers go into a state of mild shock when they realise that we genuinely don’t want to lock them in or take a chunk out of the ongoing lesson fees! (For full details of our ‘everyone-wins’ system and how we manage to run a healthy business whilst still looking after everyone involved, contact us.)
5. Choose your teaching location
Teach from your own studio, travel to your student’s homes or opt for a mix.
6. Teach in your own style
We know that you’re at your best when you’re teaching in your own natural way. We’d be mad to ask you to do anything else!
7. Set your own hours
Because our lessons are conducted in students’ homes or the teacher’s home/studio instead of a physical school building, our teachers enjoy a lot more flexibility. You’ll be the one who sets your regular lesson time-slots with your students and you can have as many or as few students as you wish. There’ll be no more waiting around twiddling your tuning pegs when you have a gap in your schedule or a cancellation!
8. Be as free as a bird!
We’re not interested in binding contracts or exclusive teaching agreements, so registering with us will not affect your other teaching activities in any way.
9. Be part of an international music teacher network
Moving? No problem, just tell us where you’re going and we’ll find you students there… oh and don’t worry about your current students, we’ll make sure we line up another great teacher to look after them. Moving to the UK or Australia? No problems there either… Stars & Catz UK or Australia will get you sorted in no time.
10. More to come…
We can’t say too much but we have several other services and ideas in the pipeline that you’re going to love (and the students are going to go crazy for!) Stay tuned…
What Age Do You Have to Be To Teach for Stars & Catz?
Teachers must be at least 18 years of age and no more than 105
(because the two 106-year-olds we had were a real handful!)
How Much Do You Get Per Lesson?
$45 for an hour, $35 for 45 mins and $25 for 30 mins.
(higher rates can be accommodated on an individual teacher basis.)
What Instruments / Styles Do We Teach?
All styles of Guitar, Piano, Singing, Drums, Strings, Brass, Woodwind…
in fact, everything!
If you can teach it then we’ll offer it to students in your area.
Are There Any Basic Requirements?
With regards to qualifications, ability and experience, we recognise that each instrument, skill, teaching style and person is unique and we assess each new teacher individually. For example, if Paul McCartney wanted to supplement his income by doing a little teaching for Stars & Catz, we wouldn’t turn him away just because he has no teaching qualifications and can’t read music!
Other requirements include:
• A voicemail service on your mobile with a greeting that sounds professional. Not voice to text.
• Access to the internet (for email contact).
• A passion for seeing others win!
Can music schools join the network?
Absolutely. More and more private music schools are joining our network every day.
“Roughly four and a half months after registering with Stars & Catz my spare week days were full with students. The hours I needed to fill were 2pm to 7pm on a Monday and a Thursday. I’m now earning well from private teaching, enough (with gigs) not to need another job. The extra students Stars & Catz sent to me have made the difference between being a full time teacher, or just part time. The best thing is that the rest of my week is clear to pursue other projects and passions, and my weekend evenings are free for gigs. Stars & Catz has helped me to create the working lifestyle that I’ve always wanted.”
Ewan Leigh (guitar teacher)