Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Music Teachers National Association, Inc. #00039

Submission Number:
00039
Commenter:
Tim Saye
Organization:
Edmonds Music Teachers Association
State:
Washington
Initiative Name:
Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Music Teachers National Association, Inc.
Matter Number:

131-0118

As music educators, it is not our normal practice to actively recruit from each other's music studio, out of respect and privacy, and there is no attempt to increase our business this way, unless the parents of the students we teach, or our adults themselves, make the choice to switch educators. Since we do not sell a product,only a service, i.e., music lessons/education, which would involve entering into monopolies or restricting free trade, in order to increase market share, the FTC's concern regarding our business practices in restricting competition is appreciated, but we feel unmerited for our type of business. Please consider dropping this action. Thank you very much!