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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.
 
Zealous Musician is a podcast that takes a closer look at the music we love. For season one, we’ll dive into music from post-hardcore and emo bands like Thrice, Underoath, A Day to Remember - Taking Back Sunday, Brand New, and Copeland. Our focus will be on light music theory -- even playing some ourselves -- and rediscovering why we loved these bands so much in the first place.
 
OutsideGuitar.com was founded in 2015 by guitarist Aram Bajakian. Having spent more than a decade as an active member of NYC's scene, and performing with a diverse range of artists (Lou Reed, John Zorn, Diana Krall, Malcolm Mooney from Can) Bajakian wanted to find a way to give back some of what he had learned to the music community. Thus, the online guitar masterclass, OutsideGuitar.com was born. The OutsideGuitar.com podcast allows subscribers to ask questions to guitarists that play outsi ...
 
Preschool friendly music lessons that develop perfect pitch and a good sense of rhythm! Host and creator Mr. Rob makes music lessons fun and easy. Why? So that every child can enjoy the benefits of (and art that is) music! The show uses 8 colored bells (amongst other characters and instruments) to give preschool children meaningful exposure to pitch! Preschool children are uniquely capable of developing perfect pitch due to the deep-brain auditory development that takes place between birth a ...
 
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Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been talking about fiscal sponsorship as a way of launching a foundation or community-oriented project without having to set up an official non-profit organization. Today we’re shifting gears and I’m interviewing the executive director of a more traditional 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This foundation has …
 
In last week’s episode, we got a great introduction to the concept of fiscal sponsorship from the San Francisco Study Center. Today, I’m talking to a world-renowned bass player, Terry Miller, who has used the fiscal sponsorship model to start a foundation that brings music to kids, both locally and globally. Terry is joined by the head of the board…
 
I often hear from music teachers who have aspirations to start nonprofit organizations or to have a non-profit component of their music schools. Their ideas are noble and awesome, but sometimes they never get very far off the ground because of the complexities that come with starting and maintaining an official tax-exempt organization, or 501(c)3, …
 
In this episode of Music Lesson Business Academy, we talk about the concept of dollars per square ft. How can we apply this to our music teaching business? We also cover lever #1 which is all about TRAFFIC. Visit our sponsors: Never Alone Business Services HERE Teacher Zone HERE Visit Music Lesson Business Academy HERE…
 
Today I’m talking to the owner of a music school in the Boston area who started by teaching guitar out of her spare bedroom and now has a school with three commercial locations and a staff of over 30 teachers serving more than 500 students. We talk a lot about finances in the conversation. More specifically, how Lauren decided when to bootstrap and…
 
In this episode of Music Lesson Business Academy, we talk about how to maximize your business based on its current situation. We also hit Music lesson business lever #7, profit margins, and get into some easy strategies to increase your profit margin. MLBA Answers, the new direct access coaching program is now open Click HERE to learn more If you a…
 
Today I’m talking to the owner of a studio that has only been open for a couple of months! I know a lot of my listeners are in the early stages of starting their businesses so hopefully this provides some encouragement. Although we’re recording during the pandemic, which presents its own special set of challenges, we also talk about some classic st…
 
In this episode of Music Lesson Business Academy, we talk about how to get more stuff done. We also cover Music Lesson Business Lever #6, transactions per customer which in our case is student retention. Visit our sponsors Never Alone Business Services HERE Teache Zone HERE Join the all-new MLBA Answers coaching program. The easiest and most afford…
 
Today I’m talking to the owner of a boutique voice studio about how she rebranded her studio to make it more about her students and less about her. You’ll hear all about how she introduced the new brand, how it was received by studio parents, and how her students have taken ownership of the studio community, to the point where they’ve even develope…
 
Today’s guest is both a music teacher (drummer!) and counselor. Johnny Hunter, talks about how we can make our studios safe spaces for students going through hard things and also how to handle situations where we might notice behavior or have a conversation with a student that is concerning. Full transcript and show notes at musicstudiostartup.com/…
 
You’ll recognize today’s guest from an episode a few weeks ago about the MusiCARES Volunteer Music Teachers Facebook group. Today Judy Naillon returns to talk about how she began offering recreational group ukulele classes to boost her studio income during the summer and expand her network for private lessons. Anyone who struggles with the summer s…
 
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