CPTP158: [Case Study] How to 3X Your Piano Teaching Income with Eric Rinehart

CPTP158: [Case Study] How to 3X Your Piano Teaching Income with Eric Rinehart


Eric Rinehart is a young piano teacher who is seriously going places. Eric is an Inner Circle member I’ve been following his journey for some time now and I knew I had to get him on the show to talk about his amazing studio growth and how he his tripled his piano teaching income.


If you are looking to expand your own studio and perhaps get into teaching groups then you need to listen to this episode. This is a really inspiring case study and I can’t wait to see where Eric goes from here.


If you’d like to download a PDF transcript of this episode, please click below.

In this episode, you’ll learn

  • Why Eric hired another teacher to work for him
  • How he has come to understand his strengths and specialise
  • Why Eric decide to hire a virtual assistant and where he found one
  • What roles and tasks he is outsourcing to his V.A.
  • How his income has grown and teaching hours expanded
  • The changes that have made the biggest impact on his teaching
  • Eric’s plans and goals for his school in the future

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What inspired you most about Eric’s story?

Do you wish you could triple YOUR piano teaching income? Did you appreciate his thoughts about investing in himself?

Tim Topham

Tim Topham is the founder and director of TopMusic. Tim hosts the popular Integrated Music Teaching Podcast, blogs regularly at staging.topmusic.co and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as integrated teaching, creativity, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, California Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.

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