In today’s episode with Daniel Patterson and Greg Genter, two leading experts in group lessons in the music industry, we talk about their approach to group lessons and how they’ve used their years of experience as musicians to help them grow their businesses. Greg and Daniel started working together after both had significant experience teaching and running their music studios, and their unique perspectives blend beautifully. They cover everything from group lessons, having systems in place for business management, to keeping your studio fresh, fun and profitable.
Find out how Greg’s group piano method, The Piano Express, solves the two biggest problems with group teaching and how it differs from other group lesson programs. And finally, we’ve got some great tips on taking care of yourself in order to keep stress levels down while growing your studio.
Meet Daniel Patterson, the founder of GrowYourMusicStudio.com. He began teaching piano in 2004. After a decade of teaching, he began to help other music studios and schools solve common problems that plague our industry. He has helped hundreds of music schools and private studios with increasing their student count and revenue. Additionally, he has helped hundreds of studios convert to a multi-level group lesson model.
Gregory Genter is the founder and owner of The Piano Express Studio in Ashburn, Virginia. Greg’s students have earned multiple NVMTA awards as well as RCM State Certificates of Excellence and a National Gold Medal. In 2020, the RCM selected Greg as the teacher of distinction for the South Eastern region of the USA. He lives in Northern Virginia, where he is sought after as a teacher, lecturer, accompanist and performer. He is the founder of the Piano Express group method and a co-founder of GroupLessons.com.
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