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Studio Success Path for Music Teachers

by Tim Topham

Take your studio from "Meh" to mind-blowing with the Studio Success Path.

02/28/2022 Read more

4 Questions to a More Successful Music Studio

by Tara Wright

Do you dream about having a more successful studio? Answer these four questions.

02/17/2022 Read more

TC237: Solving Makeup Lessons Once and for All with Laura and Dave from LessonMate

by Tim Topham

Have you ever been frustrated about makeup lessons? There are a variety of ways teachers handle makeup lessons from not offering them at all to having to take extra hours planning them. Laura and Dave have solved make-up lessons once and for all!  Today, my guests Dave and Laura of LessonMate will give you strategies ... TC237: Solving Makeup Lessons Once and for All with Laura and Dave from LessonMate

04/16/2021 Read more

Music Teachers Discounts at Office Depot and More

by Tim Topham

Trim your office expenses at Office Depot, our latest discount to members

08/30/2020 Read more

TC192: The Flute Coach’s Non-Teaching Dream Studio

by Tim Topham

Hear one Australian mom’s story about creating a non-teaching dream studio for flute lessons, where she runs the business while balancing a busy family schedule and PhD studies. Christie Gallen, aka The Flute Coach, has founded a successful online flute lessons business without doing the teaching herself, freeing up her time to study for an ... TC192: The Flute Coach’s Non-Teaching Dream Studio

05/29/2020 Read more

CPTP174: How a 16 year old Teacher is Building an Online Empire with Alexa Madison

by Tim Topham

What can you learn from a 16-year old piano teacher about teaching, blogging, marketing, composing, selling and running a studio with 30 students?  My guest today is 16-year old Alexa Madison who is a young piano teacher and budding composer moving her way up in piano teaching and business.  She has successfully built a business ... CPTP174: How a 16 year old Teacher is Building an Online Empire with Alexa Madison

10/25/2019 Read more
 

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CPTP149: How the 5DPP revolutionised one teacher’s studio with Lisa Kiernan

by Tim Topham

Last December Nicola Cantan and I ran something we called the 5 Day Piano Pivot or “5DPP” for short. This free challenge was designed to help piano teachers really think through and plan the future of their piano studio. Too often as self-employed piano teachers we can get stuck in the weeds of the teaching, ... CPTP149: How the 5DPP revolutionised one teacher’s studio with Lisa Kiernan

11/30/2018 Read more

CPTP126: Taking Care of Business with Todd Whaley

by Tim Topham

There’s a global shift among piano teachers to start taking their studios more seriously. Many teachers are now taking care of their businesses and no longer see this as just a “hobby” or a side job. This is a profession. And with that comes all the trappings a small business needs like invoices, expense tracking, ... CPTP126: Taking Care of Business with Todd Whaley

05/11/2018 Read more

How to Set Up Your New Piano Studio for Sensational Success

by Nicola Cantan

Are you about to start a new piano studio? Maybe you’ve just graduated from college. Maybe you tried teaching your niece, loved it, and want to see if this career is right for you. Or perhaps you’ve been teaching for a while and have just resolved to start taking it “seriously”. Whatever your reasons – ... How to Set Up Your New Piano Studio for Sensational Success

11/20/2017 Read more

Supercharge Your Piano Studio Organisation with Google Gadgetry

by Nicola Cantan

When it comes to piano studio organisation, there are many great options. You might be a pencil and paper type of person, you may be using Microsoft applications, or even something specifically designed for music teachers such as My Music Staff. But what if I told you there was a whole suite of free tools ... Supercharge Your Piano Studio Organisation with Google Gadgetry

07/12/2017 Read more

How to Build and Run a Successful Travelling Music Lab

by Rosemarie Penner

Today we welcome an extremely informative guest post from Rosemarie Penner. She has transformed her piano teaching business through technology and travel.  By using iPads and other technology, Rosemarie has created a successful travelling music lab. Not sure what a travelling music lab is? I’ll let Rosemarie explain all that and more!  Be sure to ... How to Build and Run a Successful Travelling Music Lab

07/10/2017 Read more

From First Contact to First Lesson: How to Sell Your Creative Piano Teaching

by Andrew Bishko, Musical U

I’ve never been one to give much thought to ringtones, but when I sat down to write this post on the business of teaching piano, I said to myself, “I’m going to change my ringtone to cha-ching.” Even in our online world, nothing brings students in like a real-time phone conversation. And nothing keeps them in ... From First Contact to First Lesson: How to Sell Your Creative Piano Teaching

06/11/2017 Read more