Even with “only” short time jobs you can benefit
The subject of maternity compensation is complicated for female musicians. Usually, the activity consists of permanent employment (e.g. music school), temporary employment (e.g. short time jobs) and freelance work (e.g. own chamber music ensemble).(more…)
Imagine that you want to buy a beautiful set of plates for your grandmother in a porcelain store, knock over an expensive vase with your violin case and it breaks into 1000 pieces. Most people have liability insurance for this – a PRIVATE liability insurance. It covers damages caused by a PRIVATE person.
However, if a company or an employee of a company causes damage during his work, the company is liable. This does not only apply to large corporations, but starts already in the small: with the sole proprietorship or the self-employed gainful employment.(more…)
Kalaidos Music Academy offers two new event formats from July 2020. It is following the development of using electronic media as a mediation tool and organizes these events via zoom or Skype.
An Apéro with…
“An Apéro with …” is the name of a new project series in which the rector of the Music Academy, Frank-Thomas Mitschke, will be connected with a musical personality from Swiss musical life at an apéro at home in a private atmosphere. For about 20 minutes, both will talk about the music situation in Switzerland, especially about the future chances of young musicians and the challenges they have to face.(more…)
In the middle of the corona period, between January and August of this year, we did several surveys about work, money and satisfaction of musicians in Switzerland. Would you like to know exactly how it looks like? Here you can find the answers:(more…)
New since this summer in the Notenloft in Zurich Oerlikon: by the hour, flexible, rentable online
In the Zurich area, flexibly rentable, high-quality practice and teaching rooms for musicians are in short supply. More and more people are living in confined spaces; house rules strictly dictate if and when music may be played. This makes it difficult for many musicians* to practice at home. Some practice less than they want, others practice with a bad conscience or not at all. If you want to give music lessons privately, you should be happy if you find a room that can be rented permanently. If you only want to teach a smaller workload, or at different locations, this is often not worthwhile.
for the financing of a study program
The financing of a study program can be a great challenge and is one of the most important questions that should be clarified before beginning the study program.
In principle, parents are responsible for the financing of initial vocational training (vocational training, studies / training according to grammar school and specialized high school diploma) (according to ZGB, Art. 276 and 277). But what if the parents are not able to meet the required maintenance obligation due to insufficient financial means?(more…)
Our experience shows that the effort and the costs involved in a professional and well prepared performance are unfortunately often underestimated, forgetting that a musician is a small business. The annual costs for social benefits, insurances, instruments (maintenance, spare parts, new purchases…), premises and so on must be covered by the annual income. And in addition, of course, the idea of making a profit would be “to earn something with it”.(more…)