Altogether Now: A Guide to Forming Music Teacher Co-operatives

Swindon Music Co-operative

Our guide to forming a music teachers' co-operative references various booklets and fact sheets published by Co-operatives UK and the Musicians’ Union and draws upon David Barnard's personal experience of forming Swindon Music Co-operative in 1998.

The purpose of Altogether Now is:

  • To explain what a co-operative is and how it works
  • To explore some of the key issues and challenges which may affect the set-up process, including TUPE, employment status, VAT, pricing, direct billing, admin, location, websites, banking,
  • To provide some guidance, hints and advice on forming your own music teachers' co-operative 

Altogether Now: A guide to Forming Music Teaching Co-operatives was first published in 2015. 

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