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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.
 
Do you help a young musician in your life practice? Are you a teacher that works with young musicians? Hosted by Christine Goodner, an experienced violin and early childhood music teacher. and author of Beyond the Music Lesson & Positive Practice, resources all about how to help families make music practice at home more effective with less conflict. TIME TO PRACTICE will bring you weekly conversations with performers, teachers, and students that will help, encourage and support you as you su ...
 
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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Today’s episode was prompted by questions I get from newly-graduated or soon-to-be graduated music majors who are just getting ready to launch their studios and want to know how to get started from nothing. A full transcript and resources from this episode can be found at MusicStudioStartup.com/episode102. Get your application in for the $1,000 Stu…
 
Today’s mini interview is with Scarlette Kerr, a teacher who went from having a very part-time studio while in grad school to building a strong student roster within seven months, even with COVID happening. We talk about being a musician AND business owner, time management, and self-promotion. Scarlette also happens to be the winner of the startup …
 
In this episode I share how one music school uses story telling as a powerful marketing strategy. The internet is a noisy world and grabbing and holding people's attention is the name the of the game. Story marketing is a great way to cut through the noise online so your message can be heard loud and clear. davesimonsmusic.com…
 
Hi! It’s spring break here at Music Studio Startup headquarters, so I’m just jumping on the mic to give you some details on the 2022 studio launch grant competition. This program is for new and newish teachers who have been in business for fewer than three years. If this describes you - I hope you’ll apply. If it's not, I hope you’ll share this wit…
 
I’m excited to be bringing the grant competition back this year. The purpose of this grant is to help a new or new-ish music teacher launch their studio. The grand prize includes a $1000 cash grant and host of other tools, products, and training programs from our amazing sponsors, which include: Duet Partner, Fons, Cascade Method, Steve Hughes’ Vir…
 
On this week's episode of the Time to Practice podcast we're speaking with violist Grazzia Rode-Sagastume about how she fell in love with the Viola right from the start of her music journey, the importance of community, and how she works to support parents and caregivers in her program. Links in this Episode: Find Grazzia on Instagram Omaha Conserv…
 
Today I’m back again with Karen Thickstun for the second part of our discussion on fundraising. Our topic today is specifically about grants: how to find grants, how to evaluate if your project is a good fit, how to reframe a project to expand the grants you might be eligible for, and much, much more. This topic is especially timely because there a…
 
Join the host of the Time to Practice podcast Christine E Goodner as she shares some of the behind-the-scenes process of how her new book Music Practice Makeover came into existence. You can get your own copy on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3L0PYd2 or find it on apple books, barnes & noble, KOBO and more here: https://books2read.com/u/b6M9ly You can fin…
 
If you hit play on this episode thinking, "I don't have a nonprofit, so fundraising isn't really for me.", I think you'll be surprised by the discussion. Karen covers so many more types of fundraising than I ever would have thought about and talks about how even for-profit studio owners can use fundraising to stretch their impact. Be prepared to ta…
 
An operations manual is a set of instructions that tells your business what to do. Every single moving part of your business should be documented in an operations manual. Not only will it help turn your music school into a well-oiled machine, but it also is the best insurance policy you could have for your music school.…
 
It seems fitting that this week, right around the two year anniversary of COVID shutting things down in the US, I’d be interviewing the inventor of a mask specifically designed for singers. Today I’m talking to Stephanie Tennill, about what inspired her to design this mask, how she manufactured it, distributed it, and how, even as a for-profit busi…
 
Today’s podcast is part one of a two-part interview with the founder of a website that will be familiar to a lot of music teachers. That website is makingmusicfun.net. This website is full of sheet music, theory worksheets, music lessons plans, and video lessons. In our conversation, founder Andy Fling, takes us back to the very beginning of Making…
 
This week on the podcast we're speaking with freelance artist and viola & violin teacher Ángel Falú-García. We talk about his start in music and how he ended up playing the viola, what he learned the hard way about practice and how that influences how he works with his students now and more. Links in this episode Find Ángel M. Falú's Teaching Page …
 
In this episode, I share a 7-step framework you can use when conducting a sales call. It’s a framework that you probably implement on some level in any conversation you have. It emphasizes listening and empathy over persuasion and pressure. This framework allows you to customize your sales pitch for each prospective student. This approach allows a …
 
Today’s podcast is part one of a two-part interview with the founder of a website that will be familiar to a lot of music teachers. That website is makingmusicfun.net. This website is full of sheet music, theory worksheets, music lessons plans, and video lessons. In our conversation, founder Andy Fling, takes us back to the very beginning of Making…
 
In my work conducting interviews, giving talks and workshops, and working with many families over the last two decades, I've realized there are many, many reasons we practice. In this episode I share four common reasons we practice. Of course one reason is that we want to, or love to, practice. But there are other very valid experiences around prac…
 
Today’s interview is going to have you rethinking what you thought was possible for the lifestyle of a full-time piano teacher. Today I’m talking to Anna Fagan about how she moved her house and studio on the road during COVID and now lives and teaches full-time from an RV. We talk about how they adapted the RV to create a teaching studio, the tech …
 
In this episode, we are speaking with music educator and children's author Courtney Woodward. In our conversation she shared with her students in the classroom about practice, how the process of writing and publishing a book is so related to music, and all about her new children's book out today! Links from this episode: Courtney's Instagram Courtn…
 
This time of year I get a lot of financial questions from teachers. We’ve just gotten through the holiday spending spree, new year’s might have inspired some financial goal-setting, and then there’s the looming tax deadline in April, so there’s a lot to think about. Sometimes the questions I get are really specific to an individual, but lately a bu…
 
This week on the Time to Practice Podcast we're speaking with music educator Barbie Wong. We talk about her research into the lives of musicians, how we can create an environment that supports young musicians' growth, and some great tips for motivation and music practice. You won't want to miss this conversation! Links in this Episode: Find Barbie’…
 
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…
 
Do you have 3 or more important projects collecting dust on your to-do list? Projects that if implemented would likely lead to growth in your music school? Projects that clearly demand a lot of time and attention. Time you seem not to have? In this week's episode, I share a strategy you can use to get more done in less time. A strategy you can use …
 
This week we’re speaking with violinist, performer, & Suzuki teacher Tiana Angus. Tiana Angus is an enthusiastic and passionate Suzuki violin teacher in QLD, Australia. She has a number of creative, colorful resources to help violinists practice at www.dolcestrings.com.au. She is also practice partner to her own two young children. In this episode,…
 
Today’s interview is with a solo teacher who wanted a way to better prepare her students for advanced music studies. Candace Hamm’s solution was to develop an intensive conservatory prep program. Although we talk a lot about the specific program, this interview has plenty to offer for any studio owner. A full transcript and resources from this epis…
 
This week we’re speaking with Violist and movement specialist Kayleigh Miller. Kayleigh is certified in yoga, pilates, and personal training. She is also a performing musician in the Pacific Northwest. We talk about how her relationship to practice has changed over time, the connection between movement and music, and many thoughts about practice an…
 
Often travel teaching is seen as a way to start a studio if you don’t have a permanent space to use or are trying to break into a new market, but today’s guest built his career in travel teaching for almost two decades. Today’s interview with Tony Parlapiano is chock-full of practical advice on how to make it work as a travel teacher, everything fr…
 
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