With Bandzoogle’s visual design tools and modern website templates made for music teachers, it’s never been quicker to easily create a dedicated online presence for your teaching. Show off your own unique brand while also using our various e-commerce tools to generate different sources of income.
With a dedicated music teacher website, you can collect one-time payments for lessons and other services. Plus, you can make use of subscriptions to generate recurring income.
Get your students excited to sign up for your lessons by adding built-in content features like videos, music, and testimonials and collect new student inquiries with a Contact Form.
Let’s take a look at how you can use these e-commerce tools and flexible page types to create a fantastic music teacher website for your students.
1. Choose a music teacher website template
For a music teacher website, you’ll want to choose a theme that is simple, yet visually intriguing. You want to draw in your visitors with strong graphics while also making it as easy as possible for them to find what they’re looking for by having a prominent menu. Here are some suggestions from the “Music Teacher” theme category on different templates you can try to start:
The Receiver template offers a striking solid color backdrop which is great for showing off large title text or your custom logo. Using a large font size with a sharp contrasting color here for your menu is the perfect way to make it stand out and get visitors clicking from page to page.
The Shade template allows you to add a centered title or logo with your menu just below it. Add a background photo or video that really sells your services like showing off the teaching space, students hard at work with their instrument, instruments and equipment, etc.
Try the Alto music teacher template to give your website a vertical menu with a large header image or video space to its side. This gives you the option of having a clear, visible menu with a solid colored background, paired with a photo or video.
You can see a full list of suggested themes in the “Music Teacher” category of the theme selection screen.
Now you’ll want to start building out your pages and adding content.
2. Add a Homepage
Your homepage will give visitors a quick introduction to your school and what kind of lessons are offered. So you’ll want to add a nice variety of visuals here along with some strong call-to-actions such as a button to “Book Now” or a link to a page with all of your lessons and pricing listed.
If you don’t have any hi-resolution images on hand, make use of our large stock photo library to choose a professionally shot photo. This can be used as your main header image, or anywhere else in your page’s content area as well.
Next you’ll want to add some introductory text describing your lessons and your teaching style. The “Text + Image” feature is great to use here. It lets you combine some text with a photo in a stylized layout that looks great at the top of your Home page. It even has a button option which is the perfect spot to create your “Book Now” button linking it to a Contact page.
The Calendar feature makes for a great addition to your Homepage, showing the starting dates for new courses or live streams. You can sell e-tickets to any event here as well which is a great way to generate income in return for access to a specific in-person class.
You can consider adding a blog feature right on your Homepage as well. Use it as a “newsfeed” for your school, advertising upcoming new courses, seasonal discounts, student testimonials and more.
Music teacher website: Heights Guitar Teacher
3. About page
Your About page is the place to create your musician bio by writing out your experience and qualifications as a music teacher. Listing your own music education, then your history of teaching and performing is a great place to start. Break up your About page into nicely readable chunks by using sections with different background colors, and image and text features.
Music teacher website: Teacher Barb Murphy
4. Create a Music page
A music page is the perfect place to give some examples of the styles of music you teach. You can also include some student recordings here as well to show off some of their accomplishments. Add videos of recitals or tracklists of potential songs students can choose from to learn.
This page is a great place to answer any frequently asked questions you can anticipate potential students having. Let everyone know how your lessons are offered (in-person, online, or both), whether starting times are flexible, what kind of instruments you teach, styles of music, etc.
This is also a useful spot to link your Contact page for students to inquire for more information or to your pricing page where they can review the services available and their cost.
6. Pricing & Policies
Potential students will visit your music teacher website looking for information. Create a professional impression by using a page specifically to outline your rates and teaching policies.
Some things to consider for this page:
- How much do you charge for 30, 45, and 60 minute lessons?
- Do you have pre-recorded lessons for sale?
- Do you offer extra services such as masterclasses, arranging, or accompaniment?
- Do you offer make-up classes? Do you need 24 hours notice for a cancelled lesson?
- Do you teach on holidays?
- When does your music lesson year start, and finish?
- How and when do you accept payment (per lesson, per month, per yearly session)?
- Do you have discounted rates for monthly subscribers?
7. Highlight events
If you perform regularly, or offer workshops or clinics, add an Events page, or an Events section to your Homepage. It's a great way to make sure your students know you are actively performing and part of the musical community.
It looks good to potential students, helps promote your shows, and can get more people into a class you're offering.
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8. Set up a Store and payment page
Using the commission-free store feature, you can add lesson packages and accept payment via PayPal or credit card. This could include one-time lessons over Zoom, special workshops, or payments for lessons.
Some music teachers also sell their own branded learning tools, compositions, pdf transcriptions, and lesson books using the digital file sales option in the Store feature. You can even add a discount code to offer special promotions, special prices for monthly subscribers or place items on sale to clear out your stock at the end of the year.
Music teacher website: Teacher Barb Murphy
9. Subscriptions for music teachers
As a music teacher and content creator, selling subscriptions on your music website may be a good fit for you. Create a Subscribers Only page where your students can subscribe and pay you monthly in exchange for exclusive content and lessons. Create different pricing tiers with access to archived lessons, songbooks, tabs, and live online lessons.
You can even offer reduced lesson prices for those paying monthly. This is a great way to create consistent recurring income and give your students an incentive for committing long term.
Other could include video tutorials, Q&A sessions, and song requests. While you may be focussed on teaching students in person in your area, with subscriptions you can reach a wider audience online, and generate some extra income.
10. Contact page
A clear Contact page is a great way to encourage people to get in touch for more information about your music school or private studio. Think about including your phone number here for people who want to discuss details over the phone.
Include your physical address as well. You could even add an HTML feature to embed a Google Map of your location, making it clear where you are in the city.
Make your music teacher website stand out with a clean template, interesting imagery, and well-organized content. Also be sure to make use of all the e-commerce tools available to you in your Bandzoogle account and get creative with how you generate income from your teaching. Be sure to check out these music teacher websites for some inspiration.
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