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Music Studio Startup: Helping music teachers thrive as entrepreneurs

Mar 3, 2021

Way back in Episode 048, Judy Naillon was on the podcast to talk about how she started a ukulele program in her studio. In our conversation, Judy had great things to say about the Rainbow Ukulele curriculum she purchased on Teachers Pay Teachers to lead this program.

A lot of you have asked about what it’s like to...


Feb 24, 2021

Today I’m talking to Mirka da Pieva, a piano teacher in Brazil who noticed a shortage of blogs and teaching resources available in Portuguese so she stepped in to fill the gap. She has grown her business to include a blog, in-person and online teacher trainings, and a collection teaching games.

She’s also done some...


Feb 17, 2021

Today I’m talking to two musicians about how they have made a career in music over the last 15 years. I think their story illustrates what it means to be, not just an entrepreneurial musician, but an entrepreneur in general.

You’ll hear about how they’ve made plans and pursued ideas, while keeping an open ear to...


Feb 10, 2021

Today I’m interviewing two piano teachers who, although they didn’t set out to start a business have, over the last decade, built a thriving enterprise and made a noticeable mark on the world of piano pedagogy.

You’ll hear about how they came to develop their own piano method, the humble beginnings of their first...


Feb 3, 2021

Today I’m talking to someone with a background in tech who came into music school ownership by opening a franchise! He brings a really interesting perspective to the conversation and there’s a ton to learn.

Enjoy this conversation with Ashwin Kotian from Bach to Rock - Cedar Park, TX.

A full transcript and...