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Keep Your Guitar Students From Quitting with 6 Steps for Better Results

by Michael Gumley

Before you field another quitting lessons text, read this.

10/08/2021 Read more

TC223: Is “Practice” killing your studio business? with Danny Thompson (archives)

by Tim Topham

Practice and music lessons: they go hand in hand. But what if your students are quietly quitting over it? Danny Thompson unpacks this hot topic on this show today from our archives. Find out why Danny’s approach from the beginning is not about emphasizing practice and what he says to new families instead to get ... TC223: Is “Practice” killing your studio business? with Danny Thompson (archives)

01/08/2021 Read more

TC215: Research-backed insights on piano student retention with Karen Gerelus

by Tim Topham

Research-backed insights on piano student retention with Karen Gerelus 100 students will start piano lessons this year and 98 will quit before they reach proficiency. Learn the reasons why students quit piano and how to help! This episode features guest Karen Gerelus speaking on research-based insights about piano student retention. Transcript of the show about ... TC215: Research-backed insights on piano student retention with Karen Gerelus

11/06/2020 Read more

TC182: Helping ALL Piano Students Achieve Greatness with Nicola Cantan

by Tim Topham

By improving inclusivity, we are helping our piano students achieve greatness. In this episode, learn how to differentiate your teaching so that each and every one of your students can find success.  Nicola Cantan is a piano teacher, author, blogger and creator of imaginative and engaging teaching resources. She loves getting piano students learning through ... TC182: Helping ALL Piano Students Achieve Greatness with Nicola Cantan

03/20/2020 Read more

CPTP129: Why “Practice” might be killing your studio business with Danny Thompson

by Tim Topham

Is the way we approach practice in our studios all wrong? Are our practice expectations unrealistic or counterproductive? Danny Thompson and I will unpack this idea of taking practice and homework out of the equation and focusing instead on inspiring our students and growing their love of music. Could this be a useful experiment in ... CPTP129: Why “Practice” might be killing your studio business with Danny Thompson

06/01/2018 Read more

The Secret to Improving Student Retention Rates

by Abraham Levitan

As music teachers running our own studios, working for an outside studio, or teaching independently, we’re always striving to captivate our students’ imaginations. We want to leave them hungry for more, eagerly anticipating their next lesson. We do this by customizing their lessons, making them challenging but fun, and getting to know our students as ... The Secret to Improving Student Retention Rates

02/12/2018 Read more
 

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

by Tim Topham

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

06/23/2017 Read more

CPTP092: Big Picture Studio Planning with the Music Mentor Group

by Tim Topham

The Music Mentor Group (AKA Debra Perez, Robyn Harris, Kathy Rabago and Natalia Huang) draw upon their diverse wealth of experience to help teachers succeed in business. This is studio planning with a difference. The difference being that instead of getting caught up in the small things, we’re going to look at the big picture today. ... CPTP092: Big Picture Studio Planning with the Music Mentor Group

06/16/2017 Read more