Bedford Youth Performing Company co-founder Jeff Davison talks about leading a performing arts school through Covid-19 and beyond, on this show about music school leadership.
Central to Jeff’s teaching philosophy is the mission to never let a student go. His experience with 25+ years of teaching and leading a full-time large staff in multiple arts disciplines is just phenomenal. Together, BYPC has currently transitioned all of its classes online. What a feat that is!
Today, we’re going to get down to how he’s managing it all. You’ll pick up a lot of takeaways and ideas from this episode on building your business, student recitals, approaching students and so much more.
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Jeff Davison, along with his wife Ann, founded a multi-disciplinary performing arts school in Bedford, New Hampshire, US, where he’s taught music for 25 years. Jeff attended Berklee College, New England Conservatory, and has studied with Dorothy Taubman. He currently enjoys playing in a reggae band in addition to teaching and running the 501(c)3 school, Bedford Youth Performing Company.
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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.
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