First up, we’d like to tell you about the catch: There isn’t one.
We’re ‘cards on the table’ type of people, so we’ve gone ahead and answered the most commonly asked questions for you right here, up front:
Q. Would I have to pay Stars & Catz a registration fee, membership fees or ongoing commissions?
A. No. There are no registration fees, membership fees or ongoing commissions. How it works is that the student pays Stars & Catz for the first two lessons and you teach those in exchange for having received the new student. After that the student pays you direct and you keep all the lesson fees from then on. If the student stops after just one lesson we’ll pay you for that lesson. If the student stops before lesson five, you’ll qualify for our ‘safety-net’ payment which means we’ll pay you one of the two lesson fees they paid to us.
Q. Does Stars & Catz fix the lesson prices?
A. No. We quote minimum rates on our website to discourage people searching for really cheap rates from contacting us. We will work with your rates.
Q. Would I have to teach from your school premises?
A. No, Stars & Catz doesn’t have physical school premises. We’re a nationwide network of private music teachers and schools who either travel to a student’s home or teach from their own home/studio.
Q. So, after the first two lessons, is the student mine?
A. Yes, and they’ll still be registered with Stars & Catz in order to retain access to any online facilities we have or may create in the future.
Q. Will registering with Stars & Catz affect my other teaching activities, or tie me in to a contract with the network?
A. Absolutely not. The intention of Stars & Catz is to have teachers winning, so we’ve taken care not to create any arrangements that would limit or hinder you in any way.