Date of Graduation

Spring 2016

Document Type

Honors Research Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Music


Music - Strings Performance

Research Sponsor

Dr. Guy Bordo

First Reader

Professor Alan Bodman

Second Reader

Dr. James Wilding


For most professional musicians, it is important to possess the skills necessary to be a studio teacher. While it is crucial to be confident in the actual pedagogical technique required of an instrumental teacher, it is imperative that music teachers also have a thorough knowledge of proper business and marketing tools. In this project, a close examination of the methods used to acquire and use such skills has been made. The research for this project was done in the form of interviews. Four professional music teachers were interviewed on the above topics.