The Business of Group Teaching

How to set up your studio to teach groups with Melanie Bowes

This 8-module course is going to help you explore the business of setting up and running a group teaching studio. From choosing appropriate age groups, finding suitable business locations to pricing, policies and lesson planning, we leave no stone unturned when it comes to running your group studio. Course hosted by Melanie Bowes.

Course outline

  1. Module 1: Why offer groups?
  2. Module 2: What will your groups look like?
  3. Module 3: What will you need?
  4. Module 4: Where to deliver your lessons
  5. Module 5: Pricing your group lessons
  6. Module 6: Marketing your group lessons
  7. Module 7: Policies for group lessons
  8. Module 8: Planning your lessons

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The Business of Group Teaching was created by

Melanie Bowes

Founder of KeyNotes Music and Group Teaching Expert

Melanie Bowes is the founder of KeyNotes Music, a group piano program which focuses on collaborative group learning in the foundation stages of piano. Having taught for many years as a school music teacher, plus her extensive post-graduate qualifications in music education, Melanie has brought together all her experience and knowledge to support teachers in delivering innovative and progressive group classes. Her work in curriculum design and research into how children learn in the wider sense have led to the creation of KeyNotes Music which uses a cyclical curriculum structure and differentiated learning to ensure maximum impact on learning and the management of individual learners within group classes.

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Course Overview

Melanie Bowes has put together this course to help you explore the business of setting up and running a group teaching studio. From choosing appropriate age groups, finding suitable business locations to pricing, policies and lesson planning, we leave no stone unturned when it comes to running your group studio.

Topics covered

  • How to choose what ages to offer groups to
  • Class sizes and equipment
  • Location
  • Pricing your group lessons
  • Marketing your group lessons
  • Terms and conditions
  • Lesson Planning

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Presenter Bio

Melanie Bowes is a secondary Head of Music-turned group piano teacher. She set up lessons in the UK where group piano is a relatively new concept, and has since opened a number of locations, teaching over 500 children across London and Surrey over the past two years. She is now intent on helping other teachers to begin their own group piano teaching through her courses and KeyNotes Music program.  

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