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The Secret Business Strategies of a Thriving Teacher

by Daniel Patterson

I’m so pleased that Daniel Patterson from GrowYourMusicStudio has been able to provide his thoughts on the business strategies of running a piano studio this week.  I’ve been following Daniel’s work for some time. He really is a master of piano studio marketing, particularly regarding social media and the importance of Facebook.  In this article, Daniel ... The Secret Business Strategies of a Thriving Teacher

06/03/2016 Read more

What’s the best marketing strategy for piano teachers?

by Tim Topham

Have you got a Marketing Strategy? If there’s one thing with which many piano teachers struggle today, it’s keeping up with the business side of their studios. It’s what people told me on the survey at the start of the year and it’s why I’ve been focussing on business this month on the blog. Finances, ... What’s the best marketing strategy for piano teachers?

06/01/2016 Read more

TTTV043: Building Impact and Income with David Cutler

by Tim Topham

If you’ve been following the blog or podcast for any time at all, I’m sure you’ve heard of today’s guest. David Cutler wrote the indispensable book ‘The Savvy Music Teacher‘, that I recommend to any music teacher who’s looking to up their game. As David says, the world is changing. If you want to stand ... TTTV043: Building Impact and Income with David Cutler

05/27/2016 Read more

TTTV042: The Art of Music Business with Hugh Sung

by Tim Topham

When Hugh Sung went paperless and started creating page turning pedals, the iPad was a long way off from being invented. Through Airturn, Hugh discovered the art of business, and learned to love this part of his work. Hugh used this business attitude to build up his online teaching, and now reaches hundreds of students a ... TTTV042: The Art of Music Business with Hugh Sung

05/20/2016 Read more

TTTV041: From Teacher to CEO with Brandon Pearce

by Tim Topham

Do you identify as a business owner? Do you see yourself as an entrepreneur? The more you treat your piano teaching as a business, the more others will too. Even if you’re happy with how things are running at the moment, some business savvy could improve your studio. The first business month podcast profiles the ... TTTV041: From Teacher to CEO with Brandon Pearce

05/13/2016 Read more

How to Streamline and Grow your Piano Teaching Business

by Tim Topham

One of the most important aspects of running any teaching business (and yes, your private teaching studio is a business!), is ensuring you’re up-to-date with everything you need to know to keep your studio running efficiently: scheduling, invoicing and billing, your results and statistics (profit/loss, investments, depreciation), accounts and bookkeeping, legal responsibilities, tax, insurance and ... How to Streamline and Grow your Piano Teaching Business

05/09/2016 Read more
 

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3 Tips to Beat the Summer Lesson Blues

by Sara Campbell

An aritcle by Sara Campbell from SarasMusicStudio.com. Whether you’re a first-time summer piano teacher or a 10-year seasoned veteran, we all know that the summer months can be nerve wracking for piano teachers. Vacations, holidays, and summer activities can really wreak havoc our teaching schedules! Combine those factors with income loss and lack-luster practice because ... 3 Tips to Beat the Summer Lesson Blues

04/27/2016 Read more

Piano Teaching and Studio Business Tools

by Tim Topham

HERE ARE THE TOOLS WE USE, updated for 2021 Here’s our short list of best tools to manage and run a studio teaching small business, website, and accomplish daily teaching. There’s a few extras, too, if you’re looking at recording and producing your own content.   If you’re looking for training: online courses, webinars, coaching ... Piano Teaching and Studio Business Tools

12/09/2015 Read more

TTTV014: Harnessing the Power of the Internet with Joy Morin

by Tim Topham

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the online world? Are you hearing conflicting advice about where to start? Joy Morin is here to make it easy for you to harness the power of the internet, without letting it take over your life. There are simple ways of being online, and using the fantastic tools available. ... TTTV014: Harnessing the Power of the Internet with Joy Morin

09/27/2015 Read more

Eight Tips On Setting Up A Piano Teaching Business

by Martyn Croston

This is a guest post by Martyn Croston which originally appeared on his website www.musicteacherinfo.com Starting any business takes a lot of perseverance and patience. Some people compare it to bringing up a child or having a relationship – more often than not it’s a total rollercoaster! But if you strongly believe and enjoy what ... Eight Tips On Setting Up A Piano Teaching Business

09/19/2015 Read more

Music Education Podcasts Creating Modern Musicians

by Tim Topham

Podcasts are quickly becoming THE go-to source for current, relevant and immediately actionable information on just about any topic. You’ve no doubt already heard about my own Tim Topham TV Podcast (actually a Vodcast to be precise as you can also watch the episodes on YouTube!). As well as creating my own show, I follow podcasts about education, business, ... Music Education Podcasts Creating Modern Musicians

08/25/2015 Read more

TTTV007: Building a multi-teacher piano studio with Carly McDonald

by Tim Topham

Do you have a waiting list for your studio? Ever wondered how you could turn those students you don’t have room for into a multi-teacher studio? If so, then this podcast episode is for you! The business side of running a multi-teacher studio can be daunting, and there is so much to consider such as ... TTTV007: Building a multi-teacher piano studio with Carly McDonald

06/07/2015 Read more