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TC223: Is “Practice” killing your studio business? with Danny Thompson (archives)

By Tim Topham | Podcast

Jan 08 2021

TopCast 223 - Is Practice Killing your Studio Business with Danny Thompson

Practice and music lessons: they go hand in hand. But what if your students are quietly quitting over it? Danny Thompson unpacks this hot topic on this show today from our archives.

Find out why Danny’s approach from the beginning is not about emphasizing practice and what he says to new families instead to get them hooked on music.

Transcript of the show

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In this episode, you’ll learn about practice and motivation:

  • Why Danny is changing the practice expectation in his studio
  • What it can do when you remove the homework discussion from lessons
  • Why it’s so hard to change our thinking and habits in this area
  • How we can inspire students to want to practise
  • The impact of the coolness and likeability factor on retention
  • How this comes across in Danny’s communication and website

Go Further: Take Danny’s 7 Levers of Business Course

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To learn more growth strategy for your studio, take Danny’s short course on the 7 Levers of the Music Business in TopMusicPro Evolution level. It covers everything from traffic to conversions, and how to grow leverage profit margins.

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About our Guest

TopCast 223 - Is Practice Killing your Studio Business with Danny Thompson

Danny Thompson is an award-winning podcast producer, professional drummer, and small business owner.

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About the Author

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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