Dave Simon founded and operated Dave Simon’s Rock School from 2003-2019 with ensemble programming and band programs for kids as young as 4. He has licensed his band programs Kidzrock, Piano Jam, and Jr. Rockerz allowing studios worldwide to see significant gains. Dave hosts the podcast Music Lessons and Marketing that discusses marketing strategies and tactics for music studio owners. Find him at davesimonmusic.com.
It can be awkward, but don't be afraid to ask for more money.