For Teachers: 4 Keys to Building a Wildly Successful Music Studio

You most likely decided to pursue a career in music education because you love music and you want to share that passion with the world.  To be surrounded by music everyday and to be completely immersed in that world, while shaping student’s lives, is what makes music education such a … Continue reading

REVIEW: – Online Platform for Teachers and Students Looking for Teachers

Full Title: – Developers: LessonsOnly out of Denver, CO Released: 2014 Platforms: The internet – any browser Price: $12.95 a month Summary: LessonsOnly is an online platform for teachers to have an online presence to attract new students and for students to find and compare teachers. All teachers … Continue reading

For Teachers: The Performing Vocal Teacher – How to Keep Singing with an Active Private Studio

Performing while maintaining a teaching schedule can prove to be a difficult endeavor, given all of the other aspects of our busy lives.  Discovering the best ways to search for auditions, network, and sing will help to maximize time spent away from the teaching studio.  As a performing teacher, you … Continue reading

For Teachers: Should You List Your Studio in a Music Teacher Directory?

If you have done a Google search for “private music lessons”, you may notice that there are several sites out there that list teachers by instrument and geographic area. These online directories allow you to browse through their bios and find the right teacher for your needs. But the question … Continue reading

For Teachers: Creating a Music Teaching Studio Handbook

On the first day of any class in college, you received a syllabus. You remember that, don’t you? It was that document that gave you all the information you needed (or was supposed to) to be successful in that class. Most of the time, you didn’t look at it until … Continue reading

For Teachers: How to Recruit Students for Private Music Lessons

Some of you may have a full studio with a waiting list of students who are desperate to study with you when a slot opens up. But there is probably a large percentage of you who have empty slots in your teaching schedule that you would like to (or need … Continue reading

For Teachers: Marketing Your Music Studio Online

Oh, how the world has changed since I started teaching 25 years ago. Building a studio was a slow and steady process – word of mouth, print advertising, public masterclasses. And while all of those techniques still apply, the internet has changed everything. Your potential students have become smart consumers … Continue reading