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TC237: Solving Makeup Lessons Once and for All with Laura and Dave from LessonMate

Have you ever been frustrated about makeup lessons? There are a variety of ways teachers handle makeup lessons from not offering them at all to having to take extra hours planning them. Laura and Dave have solved make-up lessons once and for all!  Today, my guests Dave and Laura of LessonMate will give you strategies ... TC237: Solving Makeup Lessons Once and for All with Laura and Dave from LessonMate

TC232: TopMusicPro 5 Year Birthday Special

  I can’t believe it’s been five years since we started this community and it’s been such an amazing journey that we’ve all enjoyed. In today’s birthday special solo episode, we’re going to unpack our journey – the genesis of the community, what’s been happening in the membership, and what you can look forward to ... TC232: TopMusicPro 5 Year Birthday Special

CPTP158: [Case Study] How to 3X Your Piano Teaching Income with Eric Rinehart

Eric Rinehart is a young piano teacher who is seriously going places. Eric is an Inner Circle member I’ve been following his journey for some time now and I knew I had to get him on the show to talk about his amazing studio growth and how he his tripled his piano teaching income. If ... CPTP158: [Case Study] How to 3X Your Piano Teaching Income with Eric Rinehart

CPTP157: How to Hire a Virtual Assistant for Your Piano Studio

“I have so much free time, I don’t know what to do with it!”…said no piano teacher, ever. We could all use more time to spend with family, planning for our studio or practising the piano ourselves. If you have a never-ending to-do list it might be time to hire a virtual assistant to take ... CPTP157: How to Hire a Virtual Assistant for Your Piano Studio

CPTP154: Your legal questions answered with Richard Chapo

Legal questions can make piano teachers’ heads hurt…but we need to consider the legal issues associated with our business and make sure we’re covered. My guest today, Richard Chapo, is here to answer all our legal questions. Of course, Richard can’t give specific legal advice but in this episode, he does give straight-forward and practical ... CPTP154: Your legal questions answered with Richard Chapo

CPTP146: “Behind the Studio” with Amber Harnisch

I love hearing how teachers are getting on in their studios, and what new ideas they’re trying out. Amber Harnisch is definitely an inspiring example to follow. She has diversified her studio over the past few years to include a mixture of pair, overlapping and one-on-one lessons. This has revolutionised her teaching and led to more ... CPTP146: “Behind the Studio” with Amber Harnisch

 

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CPTP128: Creating Your Piano Studio Brand with Danny Thompson

What is a studio brand, is it the same as your logo or letterhead? And what’s the point of understanding your studio brand anyway? Knowing how people perceive you and how you want to be seen in the community is an important part of gaining clarity in your marketing and business. Danny Thompson is on ... CPTP128: Creating Your Piano Studio Brand with Danny Thompson

2017 Schedule

The 5 Day Piano Pivot (5DPP) is a worldwide challenge in which piano studio owners across the globe come together to dream big, assess their current situation, set goals and plan their journey to achieving them, all with the support of all the other Pivoters. The 2017 5DPP officially starts on Monday 4 December, however ... 2017 Schedule

CPTP101: 100th Episode Special: Our Favourite Conversations From the Last 2 Years (Part 2)

Did you become a piano teacher because you LOVE music, but now struggle to handle the business side of things? Or perhaps you’re in a little bit of a teaching rut and need to find a way out? Well then today’s episode is for you. This is the second part of our 100th episode celebration ... CPTP101: 100th Episode Special: Our Favourite Conversations From the Last 2 Years (Part 2)

CPTP094: The $100,000 Piano Teacher with Kristin Yost

Kristin Yost has always had a keen mind for the business side of piano teaching. As you might know from her book, she became a $100,000 piano teacher – but she didn’t stop there! She went on to open her own music school, The Centre for Musical Minds, and throughout her journey she has always found ... CPTP094: The $100,000 Piano Teacher with Kristin Yost

CPTP093: How to Nurture and Retain Piano Students on Autopilot with Chantelle Duffield

If you can retain piano students in your studio over the long term, your business will be more efficient. You won’t need to keep scrambling for new students if your existing ones stick around. The key to great student retention rates is nurturing your relationships with the students and their parents. Chantelle Duffield is a master at ... CPTP093: How to Nurture and Retain Piano Students on Autopilot with Chantelle Duffield

Stop Stressing about Business – It’s Bad for Business!

Most piano teachers don’t become teachers because they love invoicing, scheduling and writing policies. We teach because we love music, love working with kids, and because we love being able to share our knowledge. The reality for most though is that running your own studio is the only viable way to be a piano teacher. ... Stop Stressing about Business – It’s Bad for Business!