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Instagram is a unique social media platform. It’s all images, with no links…and it can be confusing to know how we can use Instagram to market our studios effectively.
Is Instagram just for building our community, or can we use it to attract new students? What are the best images to post and where can we get them?
Those are the questions that Dawn Ivers is here to answer today.
Dawn has a beautifully curated Instagram for her own studio, and she also helps to create graphics for Shelly Davis’s Piano Parent Podcast. I’m delighted she was able to join me for this interview and I hope it helps you demystify Instagram for your piano studio once and for all.
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In this episode, you’ll learn
- How Instagram is most useful for piano studios
- The demographics who Instagram is popular with
- What to post on Instagram
- Where you can use links on Instagram
- How to get permission to use students’ photos
- What hashtags are for and when to use them
- How “Stories” work and how you might use them
- Dawn’s Instagram
- Planoly (Dawn’s app for scheduling)
- Grum (Tim’s app for scheduling)
- Teach Piano Today’s photo props
- CPTP95 – we talk about media releases in this episode
- Light Widget
- Snap Widget
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Do you use Instagram to market your studio?
How do you use it and what do you post? Do new parents ever find you through Instagram?