Are you open to the idea of exploring the world of music camps and holiday workshops in your area? Do you want to know what it takes to set these up?
My guest today, Sofie Arhontoulis, has been a piano teacher in South Australia since 1994, teaching in schools and in her private studio, Saili Music. She is also a gigging musician since graduating from the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide in 1991.
Sofie has over 25 years of professional experience in the teaching and performing industry, performing live and as a studio musician.
Along with Sofie in this interview is her business partner Helen Favretto. These two amazing women have teamed up to run Kidz Jam Factor, offering music camps and art classes side by side during holidays. Find out how they entered and succeeded in this venture to spread their love for art and music and, at the same time, expand their studio marketing and add to their income as teachers.
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Where do you plan to offer them? What are your goals for offering the classes?
Tim Topham has one mission in life: to stem the tide of children quitting music lessons by helping teachers maximise student engagement through creativity, technology and innovation. Tim hosts the popular Creative Piano Teaching Podcast, 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, Californian Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.