cool...i too only teach mon-thursday and i do it in my home.  

i've pretty much quit playing gigs (although i have one tomorrow, but it's $100 cash for and hour and a half with a great bass player who is also absolutely hilarious:)
how many studetns do you teach each week?  the most i had was 57 (half hours - i count the hours as 2) and that was really taxing my brain and musical ram...i decided to max out at 50, but 40-45 is just fine.  i won't get rich but i pay my bills...plus my wife makes about what i do so we just about make it.  we actually go out to dinner once in a while!

life is good!
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