TC210: Daniel Patterson on why studio marketing matters at any stage

TC210: Daniel Patterson on why studio marketing matters at any stage

In this episode, you’ll learn how studio marketing tips can help your studio quality at any stage, even if your spots are already all filled. Daniel Patterson, one of the top thinkers about music studio marketing, joins us talk about better marketing tips for music teachers.

His focus is on understanding the mindset and needs customers. You’ll learn to reframe how you talk about your lessons program in ways that families really value.

Then, keep listening to discover the real reasons families inquire for lessons but don’t complete signups, or why they might join your studio but not support the activities you offer, and drop out quickly.

The secret about retention and enrollment might not actually be about your teaching at all. Instead look at the way you’re communicating value to student families about your studio offerings.

Transcript of the show about studio marketing

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In this episode, you’ll learn how to genuinely connect with piano parents and families in your studio marketing:

  • [02:17] What’s keeping Daniel busy at the moment and the current services he’s offering.
  • [03:24] The reason he created this presentation.
  • [06:22] Why do you need marketing even if you’re already happy with your studio and students?
  • [08:36] Freebies from Daniel
  • [9:42] The 5 questions you need to ask about marketing.
  • [12:12] Daniel’s goals for you at the end of the presentation.
  • [13:56] Reasons why students aren’t sticking to our studios and how we can solve this issue.
  • [15:17] What is marketing?
  • [30:03] Why you need to market?
  • [40:00] When should someone market?
  • [41:11] Where should you market?
  • [43:45] How can you market effectively?
  • [50:10] Wrap up.

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About our Guest

TopCast Episode 210 - Daniel Patterson

Daniel Patterson is a classically trained pianist, author, educator, blogger, and marketing consultant. He is the founder and owner of Since 2016, he has helped over 350 studio owners grow their music studios, hire and train staff, and develop better systems for education and retention.

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Tim Topham

Tim Topham is the founder and director of TopMusic. Tim hosts the popular Integrated Music Teaching Podcast, blogs regularly at and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as integrated teaching, creativity, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, California Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.

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