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Music Studio Startup: Helping music teachers thrive as entrepreneurs

Mar 25, 2020

Today I’m joined again by Steve Hughes. Last week, in Episode 033, Steve shared the story of how he transitioned his studio from in-person lessons to a completely virtual studio. Today he’s back to talk about the nuts and bolts of teaching online.

Steve describes the technology requirements for a “basic” online...

Mar 18, 2020

Today’s interview is with a teacher who decided to move his entire piano studio from live, in-person lessons to online lessons.

Thanks to the current pandemic, this probably describes most of our studios right now, but Steve Hughes made this transition in 2018, when it was relatively uncommon to teach online and his...

Mar 11, 2020

Coronavirus is impacting music teachers and music lesson studios in cities around the world. In this very brief message, I share some suggestions for how to lessen the impact on your studio.

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Mar 4, 2020

Today’s interview digs into the group lesson studio model. My guest, Jake Estner, shares the logistics of how he runs his guitar studio, how he schedules groups, how he thought about pricing, and more. He also answers an important question I hear all the time: “How do you switch a studio from private lessons to...