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Music Studio Startup: Helping music teachers thrive as entrepreneurs

Sep 26, 2018

Today Lance LaDuke of Carnegie Mellon University shares the story of his winding career and how he created his dream job encouraging and mentoring music students who want to pursue entrepreneurial ideas.

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Sep 19, 2018

Dr. Joel Pierson, founder of Sadsap Music and creator of the “You Suck at Piano” series, gives us an honest, behind-the-scenes look at how he raised $85,000 in his first Kickstarter campaign.

Joel tells us about the thought process behind setting a good Kickstarter budget, what it was like working with a PR firm,...

Sep 12, 2018

Shawn Bartley is a business lawyer in Maryland. In our discussion, he shares practical steps we can take to protect our music studios, collect payment, and minimize our tax burden. We discuss what to include in teacher and student contracts, what records we should keep in case we need to defend our businesses in a tax...

Sep 5, 2018

Ashley’s own journey as a church musician led her to start a blog and create resources for others who have found themselves in similar roles.

Last year she began to monetize her blog by creating and launching two online courses. In our conversation, Ashley shares tons of practical advice on the steps she went through...