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  • Teaching at home, tips to keep the neighbours happy?! (All Teachers)

    Posted by Alice Higgins on November 4, 2018 at 9:55 am

    Hello all,

    I have just moved into a new property and it’s is a terrace house with houses either side and one on the back. Has anyone got any tips on how to approach teaching from home? Do I tell the neighbours I am a singing teacher? What rights do I have if I get noise complaints?! Any help on this would be much appreciated…

    Thanks,
    A

    Eliza Fyfe replied 5 years, 5 months ago 2 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Eliza Fyfe

    Member
    November 4, 2018 at 9:58 am

    My advice would always be to check with neighbours first as I’ve had issues in the past! Neighbours seem fine once you inform them of your teaching times.

  • Guest Teacher

    Member
    November 4, 2018 at 9:58 am

    I would recommend thinking about the times that you are going to teach, so that they are not too late or early, as well as trying to reduce the noise levels were possible. Could you put some things on the walls to help reduce noise?

    In addition, making sure that your students cars are not parking directly in front of your house will help not making you neighbours annoyed about lots of people turning up for lessons.

    Do you use a piano / PA setup for your lessons?

  • Alice Higgins

    Member
    November 4, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Thanks for the replies guys! Yes maybe I’m best going round and letting them know about it all, it’s in the basement so hopefully the sound shouldn’t be bad. It’s just acoustic singing with piano or speakers for accompaniment, but not loud. Any advice greatly appreciated and thanks again for the advice so far! Hadn’t thought about the car thing before so thank you!

    A x

  • Eliza Fyfe

    Member
    November 4, 2018 at 9:58 am

    If it helps, I’m in the basement and no one seems to mind/hear much! And it’s been 4 years🙂

  • Beckie Tunnicliffe

    Member
    November 4, 2018 at 9:59 am

    Hi Alice,

    I unfortunately had problems with my neighbours in regards to teaching at home (it was more because they didn’t want me to work from home but it’s a long story!)

    I would definitely recommend speaking to any neighbours that would be affected and perhaps look at any parking solutions if any neighbours complain about parking. I would also check the deeds to your house as I found out that most don’t actually let you run a business from home!

    Hope this helps!🙂

  • Eliza Fyfe

    Member
    November 4, 2018 at 9:59 am

    Yeah, you’re technically not supposed to but if you don’t bother anyone, it should be okay…!

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