Musika connects music teachers with potential customers. However, the connection comes at a high cost — 50% of the student’s payment.

Expected pay: $20 – $40 an hour

Husl$core: $$$

Commissions & fees: 50%

Where: Nationwide

Requirements: 18 or older; valid Social Security number; music proficiency with one or more instruments

Musika Review:

Musika connects music teachers with potential customers. However, the connection comes at a high cost — 50% of the student’s payment. And, while the site maintains that teachers set their own rates, schedule and curriculum, teachers say the site determines your rates for online lessons. And those are both the bulk of the lessons you teach and the rates are often far lower than what teachers command elsewhere.

Moreover, the site has a “risk-free trial lesson,” which students only pay for if they’re satisfied. If the student is not satisfied, the teacher is apparently not paid for his or her time. And, the site will set up another trial lesson with another teacher. 

Recommendations

There are several other online platforms that help you find music students, including LessonFace and TakeLessons. We like both of these options considerably more than Musika.

What their teachers say (from Glassdoor)

“They charge the student twice as much as what the teacher makes”

“Teaching online is NOT worth it. While you’re able negotiate your rates during the interview, online lessons are paid at a flat rate of $20/hour. The agreed rate of in-person lessons was slightly lower than the average music studio in my area. I began teaching for Musika just before the Covid-19 pandemic and was forced to only teach online. I wish Musika would’ve offered to pay teachers the agreed in-person rates for online lessons, because virtually all students available to teach in-person were gone.”

“Won’t let you charge your own rate and keep most of your income anyway. DON’T BOTHER- you sign a contract that states they will harass your former students if you quit- just to make sure you aren’t teaching them… Yes, they will actually contact former students to form a lawsuit against you.” 

“Been with this company for over one year now and I still have not been provided one serious student”

“Did not compensate well for lessons, compared to the prices I normally get.”

“They said they needed bass teachers. I’ve been with them for about six months and still haven’t gotten a single student. These people are a waste of time.”

From Indeed

“They have been a good source for music students. I have my own studio and with the addition of Musika students, I am busy. They pay on a direct deposit which is great! The students overall are pretty good. I have had no problems with any student or staff member. Everyone there is cooperative and easy to work with.”

“Everything was professional since the beginning a good experience and every time you have a concern they take care you very nice with respect. Also they call you after a while to see if everything was fixed.Nice people in N.Y. and also in Houston Tx.”