CPTP148: How to lease your first studio space with Sophia Hardesty

Leasing your first studio space is an exciting step to take for your business. But many piano teachers are held back because they’re not sure where to look or what the process will be like.

My guest today has been through it all. Sophia Hardesty has grown her studio from one room up to 7 rooms – with a large performance space. She now runs a thriving studio of over 200 students in Annapolis.

Sophia Hardesty

Sophia’s journey is a great one to look to for inspiration. She’s taken things one step at a time to get to where she is now. Take a listen to find out more.


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

In this episode, you’ll learn

  • Why Sophia decided to lease a studio space
  • The process of finding, interviewing and hiring teachers
  • How Sofia has grown her studio over time
  • How to choose a great commercial location
  • Why you need a lawyer to look at your lease agreement
  • The value of a business coach

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Are you thinking of leasing your first studio space?

What’s holding you back? Did Sophia’s story inspire you to start your search?