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Best Fluteteacher podcasts we could find (updated June 2020)
Best Fluteteacher podcasts we could find
Updated June 2020
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The podcast about all things business for music teachers and studio owners. Learn how to brand, market, and grow your music studio. Hear stories of creative music teachers who are taking on other cool entrepreneurial projects. Get answers to your self-employment questions from experts. Hosted by entrepreneur, business coach, and piano teacher, Andrea Miller.
 
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In today’s solo episode, I share a framework for thinking about when and how to reopen your studio for in-person lessons during the COVID pandemic. A full transcript and list of resources for this episode can be found at musicstudiostartup.com/Episode042 Don’t forget - applications for the $500 studio launch grant are due this Sunday, May 31. Detai…
 
When we think of graphic design for a music studio, we might first think of logos. That’s definitely a start, but today I’m talking to graphic designer Gillian Miller about how developing a more holistic brand identity can help build a studio. If you’ve ever felt undervalued as a professional or just want to elevate your career, this is definitely …
 
In this episode, I share some details about the Music Studio Startup summer Business Building program and the grant competition for new (and new-ish) music teachers! My guest today is Eric Branner, a guitar teacher, mentor, and a co-founder of Fons, an online scheduling and billing platform. If you’ve been listening to Music Studio Startup for a wh…
 
I’ve got two SUPER exciting announcements. Listen in to hear about two Music Studio Startup programs that will help you build your studio this summer. One involves an epic prize package, including a $500 cash grant! 2020 Summer Business Building Program 2020 Music Studio Startup Grant
 
In today’s conversation, we get to hear from the owner of a relatively new music school. We’re talking about the very earliest stages of building a music school and some of the practical steps Joseph has taken to finance his studio’s growth. We also talk about Facebook ads and conversion rates and all the fun stuff. For a full transcript of this ep…
 
Today is part two of my conversation with David Barnard. Last week, in Episode 037, David joined us to talk about the music cooperative as a business model that is helping teachers build sustainable studios by joining together. Today David’s talking about how to form a cooperative. Some of our discussion applies specifically to coops, but a lot of …
 
Today’s guest comes to us from the UK to talk about another business model that is helping teachers make a sustainable living: the music-co-operative. David Barnard of the Musicians' Union describes the culture shock teachers felt when the jobs they expected to always be there, suddenly disappeared, forcing them to become more independent and entre…
 
Last week the U.S. Congress passed the largest economic relief bill in U.S. history and it has a lot to offer individuals and small businesses. In today’s podcast, Scott Stratton, a financial advisor and a musician himself, breaks down the components of the CARES Act that impact music teachers and studio owners and tells us our next steps. Check ou…
 
Today I’m joined by TWO very special guests who are experts in pretty much every aspect of running a studio. We’re doing a rapid fire interview where I ask them to share their advice on some of the questions I get asked most frequently. For full show notes, visit musicstudiostartup.com/episode035 To register for the Vision & Values course, visit mu…
 
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 studio, an “enhanced” studio, and an …
 
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 motivation to do so was to creat…
 
This podcast is a exerpt of the Live Webinar hosted by Rebecca Fuller for the Learn Flute Online community. We took a quick glance at 2019.. tossed it away and then spent some good time counting down from 10 to 1 with helpful and tangible tips for creating the best year (and decade) ever as a musician.. especially on the FLUTE. For even more info a…
 
I’m going to be taking the summer off of podcasting. I don’t like taking breaks, but I think welcoming a new little human into the world warrants some time away. I’ve already got some really fascinating podcast episodes lined up for the fall and I’m working on some cool business planning resources that have grown out of the conversations I’ve had w…
 
Today’s guest, Lee Stockner, started out as a traditional, classical piano teacher, but when he had the opportunity to teach a student with Autism, he found some of his personal experiences with ADD made him able to relate, and teaching students with special needs became Lee’s niche. On Lee’s journey to find ways to be a better teacher to his stude…
 
With spring officially here, that means recital season for so many music teachers. Today we’re taking the branding conversation we been having over the last few episodes, and applying it to our studio events, like recitals! Joining me is Allison McDonald, an event planner from St. Louis. Now, I know most of us aren’t hiring event planners to coordi…
 
When Tim Topham was trying to make a living as a music producer and it wasn’t going well, he started taking on piano students as an additional source of income. In our interview, he talked about how little he knew about teaching at that stage. Over time, Tim discovered his unique teaching style lent itself particularly well to teaching teens and st…
 
Nicole Riccardo is a flute teacher and branding consultant. Today we talk about how music teachers can identify a niche and then how to use that focus to strengthen our marketing. Nicole outlines some great questions music teachers can ask themselves to start developing their brand and also questions to ask periodically down the road to maintain fo…
 
Stephanie is a classically-trained opera singer turned voice/presentation/sales coach. This interview blurs the line between an entrepreneurial music teacher sharing the evolution of her voice studio and a communication expert sharing a mini sales workshop. It’s one you’ll want to listen to more than once! Full show notes available at https://www.m…
 
Today’s show follows a slightly different format because we’re talking about how to prep for taxes. I’ve got five tax prep tips to share and details about an upcoming Self-Employment Tax Crash Course webinar that I’ll be offering on Friday, March 1, 2019. Register for the webinar here! Full show notes available here https://www.musicstudiostartup.c…
 
Eric was a third-generation music teacher making a great living when he got hooked up with a tech business founder looking for a new project. Eric realized he was spending a lot more time on admin tasks than he realized, so together they launched an online payment and scheduling app called Fons. If you’re familiar with Fons, you might be surprised …
 
Today’s podcast is part two of my interview with Thomas Grayston, the developer of the Note Rush app. (iTunes and Google Play) In it, Thomas puts on his app developer hat and guides us through the first steps teachers can take if they have app ideas they want to bring to market. There is a TON of information in this episode, so be prepared to take …
 
Today’s episode is the first of a two-part interview with Thomas Grayston, the developer of the Note Rush app. In this week’s episode, Thomas puts on his entrepreneur hat and shares his startup story. In next week’s episode, he’ll put on his developer hat and talk about first steps non-technical teachers can take if they have app ideas that they wa…
 
I have to take a quick break from the podcast to move Music Studio Startup HQ (and the rest of my life) from Maryland to Missouri! If you haven’t heard the earliest episodes the podcast, now is a good time to catch up. If you want to read about the steps I’ve been taking to close and transition my studio in Maryland, you can check out those details…
 
Cindy Hsu is from a slightly different category of entrepreneur than my usual guests, but she has such a great sense of hustle and so many insights to share on building an audience. I know I picked up some gems to apply to my business endeavors! Full show notes available at https://www.musicstudiostartup.com/episode020/…
 
A lot of entrepreneurial stories have meandering starts, often with setbacks and challenges that test a founder’s dedication and perseverance as much as the business idea itself. Today’s guest has one of those stories, but she stuck it out and made it to the other side. Here’s our conversation! Full show notes available at https://www.musicstudiost…
 
Last week we heard from Jolene Madewell, who used Instagram and other social media to build her online flute studio, so I thought talking to a full-time digital marketer would be a great follow-up. Today I’m talking to Molly Marshall about how local businesses like music studios can set themselves apart on Instagram. She talks about using hashtags,…
 
Lots of teachers transition in-person students to Skype students out of necessity when someone has to move, but today I’m talking to a flute teacher who has done the opposite. When Jolene’s local studio wasn’t gaining traction, she decided to focus on teaching virtually. She ramped up her social media presence and built her studio of mostly online …
 
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. Full show notes available at musicstudiostartup.com/episode016
 
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, how crazy expensive international s…
 
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 audit or in court, and we disc…
 
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 to validate, create, and market…
 
Andrea Yahr, accountant and tax preparer, explains the different business structures (sole-proprietorship, LLC, S-Corp, C-Corp) music teachers can choose from, and when different structures might make sense. She also clear up some often misunderstood information around self-employment taxes and shares loads of resources. Full show notes available a…
 
Aaron Garner is a piano teacher and champion for innovation in music education. Like other teachers I’ve interviewed, Aaron’s business idea came from an inefficiency he noticed in his piano studio. The solution he came up with led him to raise $600k in capital and start a software company called Piano Marvel. Full show notes available at https://ww…
 
Joanne Haroutounian is a piano pedagogy professor at George Mason University and founder of MusicLink Foundation, a non-profit organization which creates opportunities for eager students to participate in music lessons, despite financial disadvantages. In this episode, Joanne and I discuss the components of MusicLink, the development of a 501(c)(3)…
 
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. Full show notes at musicstudiostartup.com/episode009…
 
Regina Ngo is the owner of Regina’s Music Studio in South Pasadena, California. In our interview, Regina shares how she went from teaching at a music school to to travel teaching to teaching from her home, to eventually opening a multi-teacher school in a commercial location. She's tried it all and it's interesting to hear her progression. Regina e…
 
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