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Music Studio Startup: Helping music teachers thrive as entrepreneurs

Dec 23, 2020

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What a year it’s been.

It’s been hard in big, life-altering ways and in incredibly mundane ways.

This year, more than usual, I’m looking forward to the symbolically fresh start and...

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...

Feb 19, 2020

Do you have a vision or vision statement for your studio? In this episode I share some questions I think about to get a more vivid picture of what I'm trying to accomplish with my music studio and business.

I also talk about Vision's nemesis: FOMO. It's real and it's constantly trying to sabotage our focus.

To get a...

Jul 25, 2018

Sean Murphy is a saxophone teacher who managed to teach 112 students on a weekly basis by teaching in schools, during the school hours.

In our interview, Sean shares his scheduling strategies, communication tips, and how he keeps his income up in leaner summer months.

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