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

By Tim Topham | Podcast

May 29 2020

the flute coach's non-teaching dream studio

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 advanced degree and balancing family needs. We’ll take a look at her business model and ideas, including how Christie works together with her associate, Monique who does the teaching, while Christie takes care of managing the business and marketing the brand.

In this episode, Christie shares interesting stories of how she built her business and how it has grown over the years into a successful online teaching studio. Studio owners who feel boxed in by 1:1 teaching hours can learn scaling tips from The Flute Coach’s proven method.

Transcript of the Show about Christie Gallen, aka The Flute Coach’s studio

If you’d like to download a PDF transcript of this episode, please click below.

In this episode, you’ll learn how this mom created a non-teaching dream studio:

  • [01:51] Christie’s story on how she became The Flute Coach.
  • [05:47] 1st stage of her business: creating content on flute playing.
  • [07:05] Using keyword research to make her information rank on searches.
  • [09:53] Having affiliate marketing in her business.
  • [13:27] 2nd stage of business: setting up lessons for students by outsourcing teaching.
  • [16:19] Earning without teaching.
  • [19:22] How to build a teaching business without teaching.
  • [22:21] Building your audience through marketing.
  • [24:45] Introducing the teacher to prospective students.
  • [26:23] Monitoring and getting feedback on lessons.
  • [28:27] A sample of packages she offers for new students.
  • [31:37] Hiring other teachers to teach for her business.
  • [34:38] Christie tells us about her course “The Online Studio Jumpstart”

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About our Guest, Christie Gallen, the Flute Coach

the flute coach's non-teaching dream studio with Christie Gallen The Flute Coach

Christie Gallen is a passionate flute player and the founder of TheFluteCoach.com.  She’s also a mother, wife, scientist, part-time PhD student, lover of zombie movies and Stephen King novels.

Thank you for tuning in!

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Tim Topham is the founder and director of TopMusic. Tim hosts the popular TopCast show, blogs regularly at topmusic.co and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as pedagogy, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, California Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.