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Teacher Application

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*Please note: a self-evaluation score is required when submitting your application. If you haven't had the chance to take the self-evaluation, click here. If you have already taken it you can find your score in your email inbox. The email was sent from "" and is titled, "Self Evaluation Form." 

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Become a

Sound Beginnings Teacher

Becoming a teacher may be easier than you think. We conveniently offer training throughout the year. You can begin teaching your Sound Beginnings classes as soon as you complete your training and recruit your first class. Submit your application today and begin teaching within as little as three months.* 

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All the Details

Teaching Sound Beginnings is a business opportunity which licenses you to teach the Sound Beginnings curriculum, with its materials, logos, and trademarks. Within certain parameters, you run your studio as it suits you.

Potential Income

Because you can teach during the day to pre-school aged children there is a great earinings opportunity. The three factors involved in projecting your income are:

1. Tuition Amount: Company minimum is $180/semester ($45/month) though many teachers charge more.

2. Class Size: Suggested class size is 8 families. Since caregiver attends with child in an active, playful class, your teaching space is the main factor.

3. Number of Classes: Recommended number of classes is 3-4 classes to start off.

A typical teacher whose students pay $180 per semester tuition ($45 per month) and teaches 4 classes per week with 8 families in each class will earn $1440/month.

Licensing Fee

Training Seminars: Online Preliminary training, and an engaging all-day Curriculum Seminar that will train you in the methods of Sound Beginnings and in building a successful business.

Teaching Materials: Teacher’s Manual, Lesson Plans, Visual Aids, Teacher Tools (Magnetic Staff Board and Tone Bells), teacher T-shirt, and a teacher copy of all Student Materials.

Business and Marketing Tools: Brochures, forms, marketing content, website storefront, online student management system and more are all yours to assist you in building a thriving studio.

Your licensing fee includes the following services:

Financial Obligation

Licensing Fee: $1700 is the fee you pay to gain the rights to use the curriculum. This is a one time fee though you may pay $48/month for three years with 0% financing.

Miscellaneous Materials (not provided by Let's Play Music): Additional studio set-up costs include an audio speaker, gathering drum, rhythm instruments, classroom pocket chart, 12' parachute, large stretchy band, and a hand puppet. We provide sources for all of these items which total about $500.

Teacher Support Fee: Based on student enrollment. The fee is $5 per family per teaching month. This gives you personal access to our skilled mentoring teams, our Lets Play Music app, website enrollment, office and administrative support, and ongoing training meetings.

Legal Requirements: Complete a one-time FBI background check. Cost varies by location but the entire process is normally under $50. Teachers are required to have liability insurance for their studios. You can find your own insurance, or we can provide references for approximately $18–25/month depending on your state.

Time Commitment

Training includes a business and a curriculum session which will take approximately 8 hours each.

You can expect to spend about one hour per week executing the tasks of running your business: i.e. bookkeeping, recruiting, keeping up to date on policies, etc.

Class periods are 30 minutes long. You will spend some time to prepare for classes each week.

There are 6 semesters of Sound Beginnings and each semester is 15 weeks long.

Teaching Facility

Your Sound Beginnings studio space must be large enough to accommodate at least 5 students and  caregiver in an active class.


The curriculum is specifically structured to occur in two separate areas, an active area and a listening area. A 16X20 space is adequate. A 24X24 space would accommodate 12 students. 


Many Sound Beginnings teachers are able to teach in their own homes in a family room, game room or a converted garage. Some teach in a commercial facility such as a dance studio.

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