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Do you help a young musician in your life practice? Are you a teacher that works with young musicians? Hosted by Christine Goodner, an experienced violin and early childhood music teacher. and author of Beyond the Music Lesson & Positive Practice, resources all about how to help families make music practice at home more effective with less conflict. TIME TO PRACTICE will bring you weekly conversations with performers, teachers, and students that will help, encourage and support you as you su ...
 
The podcast about all things business for music teachers and studio owners. Learn how to brand, market, and grow your music studio. Hear stories of creative music teachers who are taking on other cool entrepreneurial projects. Get answers to your self-employment questions from experts. Hosted by entrepreneur, business coach, and piano teacher, Andrea Miller.
 
Zealous Musician is a podcast that takes a closer look at the music we love. For season one, we’ll dive into music from post-hardcore and emo bands like Thrice, Underoath, A Day to Remember - Taking Back Sunday, Brand New, and Copeland. Our focus will be on light music theory -- even playing some ourselves -- and rediscovering why we loved these bands so much in the first place.
 
OutsideGuitar.com was founded in 2015 by guitarist Aram Bajakian. Having spent more than a decade as an active member of NYC's scene, and performing with a diverse range of artists (Lou Reed, John Zorn, Diana Krall, Malcolm Mooney from Can) Bajakian wanted to find a way to give back some of what he had learned to the music community. Thus, the online guitar masterclass, OutsideGuitar.com was born. The OutsideGuitar.com podcast allows subscribers to ask questions to guitarists that play outsi ...
 
Preschool friendly music lessons that develop perfect pitch and a good sense of rhythm! Host and creator Mr. Rob makes music lessons fun and easy. Why? So that every child can enjoy the benefits of (and art that is) music! The show uses 8 colored bells (amongst other characters and instruments) to give preschool children meaningful exposure to pitch! Preschool children are uniquely capable of developing perfect pitch due to the deep-brain auditory development that takes place between birth a ...
 
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Today I want to take a few minutes to talk about the upcoming Business Building 101 course! I'm going to talk about what the course is and also what it isn’t. But first, there's been a slight change of plans in the schedule. If you've been listening the last few weeks, you know that the next live cohort was set to start next week! I'm excited to ge…
 
This week we are talking to violinist, music teacher, and parent Kristina Turner. Kristina grew up in Bellingham, Washington, and now lives in Salt Lake City Utah where she teaches on the faculty of The Gifted Music School. We talk about what drew her to teaching, what she learned about practicing the hard way, and the lessons she's learned from pr…
 
If you’ve ever searched for information about a college or university level music program, you’ve probably come across the website MajoringInMusic.com. Today I talk to the founder of this incredible resource - Barbra Weidlein. We talk about how she stumbled into entrepreneurship, the inspiration for MajoringInMusic.com and some of the complexities …
 
In this week’s episode, we’re speaking with Lisa Dyvig. Lisa is a professional violist living in Olympia Washington. She is also a music teacher & parent of two young musicians. Lisa is the owner and creator of Alto Clef gifts - which features fun gifts, mugs, t-shirts and more that she was inspired to create after realizing how many cool music ite…
 
In part III of this 3-part series music school owner Eric Bourassa and I finally reveal what I believe is the explanation for why his music school has gotten stuck when it comes to exponential growth. Eric's website and marketing message hit all the right buttons. He's a charismatic and affable leader. He has amazing instructors. What gives? Eric a…
 
Today’s episode is a slightly updated rebroadcast of an episode I released last year around this time. In it, I explained my process for reviewing the past year and setting goals for the year ahead. This has been a year of leveling up for me. I’ve had some incredible professional opportunities come my way that have prompted a lot of personal growth…
 
In this episode we're revisiting a conversation we had with Dr. Molly Gebrian, a violist, performer, and teacher who is an expert on the topic of music and the brain. We discuss what practice was like for her growing up, when she knew she wanted to become a professional musician, her background in neuroscience and what she has learned about effecti…
 
I hope you’re all enjoying time with family and friends this holiday season! I’m keeping today’s episode short and sweet so you can keep those holiday vibes going. As music teachers, we are often blessed to receive many, many gifts during the holidays. Where there’s a gift, there’s usually a thank you note to follow! Today I am sharing a super help…
 
This week’s episode is the second in a two-part series recapping the best practice tips our Time to Practice guests shared at the end of their episodes this year. It’s a great way to remember all the great practice ideas shared on the podcast in 2021, and if you missed any of these interviews, it might spark your interest in catching up with some p…
 
Today, my guest on the show is Nick Tucker, the owner of Spark School of Music is located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Nick actually owns his building, the building where he hosts his music school. I never even explored that option. I initially began running my music school out of the basement of a music store. I transitioned from that basement into my …
 
Today I’m talking to violinist and entrepreneur, Susanna Klein, about her multiple business projects. We talk about communication, rejection, psychology, intellectual property, and how she is learning and practicing for her own long game in business. A full transcript and resources from this episode can be found at MusicStudioStartup.com/episode086…
 
This week’s episode starts a two-part series (to be continued next week) recapping the best practice tips our Time to Practice guests shared at the end of their episodes this year. It’s a great way to remember all the great practice ideas shared on the podcast in 2021 and if you missed any of these interviews, it may spark your interest in catching…
 
Welcome back and a HUGE thank you to everyone who reached out to express their excitement for the podcast returning - you all bring so much joy to my work and life! Today I’m talking to violinist and entrepreneur, Susanna Klein, about her multiple business projects. We talk about communication, rejection, psychology, intellectual property, and how …
 
In this episode, we're speaking with music educator Jessica Peresta. We talk about her memories of learning music as a child, a great practice tip, and have some real talk about how to think about making goals and preparing for a new year as teachers and parents who may feel burnout or exhausted. This conversation was really helpful for me personal…
 
From a musical standpoint, I think we all can agree that private lessons are a great way for a kid to learn music. The problem with private lessons is they yield a low-profit margin. The obvious alternative is the more profitable model- group lessons. The problem with group lessons is that they are perceived as being of lower value. In this weeks e…
 
Although the podcast feed has been quiet for a while, things have been all but quiet behind the scenes. New baby. New house. New work with a brick and mortar startup. And lots of new Music Studio Startup developments in the works, which I’ll be talking about more in the near future. But today, I’m so excited to be back with a new interview for you!…
 
Today Christine is sharing a few ideas about measuring our progress at the end of the year. Especially when it comes to progress on an instrument with young musicians, here are three ways we can think about looking back and seeing how far we've come this year. Links from Today’s Episode: The Gap and The Gain Invisible Things by Andy J. Pizza Positi…
 
When it comes to organic reach on Facebook, your personal profile has considerably more reach than your studio's business page. Your business page serves more as a staging ground for your Facebook ads. There are ways to leverage the reach of your personal profile to benefit your business. The secret is not to directly sell or promote your business …
 
This week we're talking to Executive Function Skills coach Emily Hawe all about the skills we use in practice and how we (as teachers and practice partners) can help our children and students develop them. Links from this Episode: Website: https://www.mindlaunchers.com/ Get a weekly resource from Emily in your email: https://www.mindlaunchers.com/m…
 
Doesn't it always affect us most when an artist shares themselves through their music and makes us feel something? It may be joy or deep sorrow, but feeling deeply through music is such a moving experience. Having music in our lives is a wonderful way to feel things deeply, the joy and the hard things. It's a great way to have a place to be with ea…
 
This week we're speaking with Violinist & Violist, Suzuki Teacher, conductor, and music education advocate Tamara Gonzalez. We discuss the importance of school music programs, how vital an orchestra experience is if you have one in your community, and many helpful ideas about practice. Find Tamara Gonzalez's Bio and information Here Find Detailed S…
 
This week we're talking to violinist, music educator, and writer Claire Allen. On this episode we're discussing effective practice, tapping into what students want to improve in their playing, and how understanding ourselves is really the key to effective practice. Links from Today's Episode: Claire Allen’s Website Find Claire Allen on Instagram Fi…
 
In this episode, I discuss how you can apply your musical knowledge to create more effective marketing for your music teaching business. During the early years of my music school, I was reluctant to embrace marketing. I knew it was important for growing my business but it often felt like I was bragging and boasting. Once I discovered the creative s…
 
Christine is sharing a mini pep-talk today all about encouraging the teens in our lives who are studying music. Hear ideas about encouraging things to say, do, and what professional musicians say encourages them. Links in this Epsisode: Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel Siegel, M.D. The Whole Brain Child by Daniel Sie…
 
On today's episode of the TIme to Practice podcast we're speaking with violinist and author Ashley Rescot. Ashley describes herself as an "aficionado of music, pedagogy, family, faith, and language." She writes about her life as a musician and writes fiction geared toward young musicians that they can connect and relate to. We got a chance to sit d…
 
Why do parents seek out music lessons? Do parents expect or hope for different results from music lessons as opposed to other activities? We could guess and speculate what drives our customers. The better we understand our customer's motivations the better we can not only market to them, the better we can customize our products and services to bett…
 
On this week's episode of the podcast we have the pleasure of speaking with violinist, educator, entrepreneur, radio host, and filmmaker Dr. Quinton Morris. To highlight a few of his current roles: Dr. Morris is Associate Professor of Violin at Seattle University, Founder of Key to Change, and the Artist-Scholar in Residence at Classical King FM 98…
 
Why is it that some music schools are able to grow a business with hundreds of students while others struggle to scale at this level? In this episode, I interview Maury and Raquel Kelly who have built a highly successful music school with 300+ students. The Kelly's share their secrets as to how they have been able to build such a wildly successful …
 
Today we're speaking with Chenoa Alamu Murphy who is a violinist, teacher, and speaker who offers fabulous courses online about Black Classical Composers & Musicians, as well as Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We talk about diversifying our repertoire, some of her story as a musician, incorporating music history we wish we had known growing up, m…
 
It happens to the best of us. Your music school grows and grows and then seems to get stuck. For whatever reason, your enrollment hits a ceiling that seems impossible to breakthrough. In part 1 of this 3 part series, music school owner Eric Bourassa and I pop open the hood of his music teaching business to examine what's preventing his school from …
 
On this week’s podcast, we’re talking to Ruth Meints. Ruth is the Executive Director of the Omaha Conservatory of Music and creator of String Sprouts, a program that connects over 1200 students in her community to music lessons. Ruth has a new book: The Music Teacher’s Little Guide to Big Motivation and I can’t wait to dive in and talk to her all a…
 
Something that is remarkable is worthy of remark. By creating remarkable moments for your students you're creating moments that your customers are likely to share with others. The secret to word-of-mouth marketing is inspiring the families in your studio to share remarkable moments that were facilitated by your music school. In this week's episode …
 
Today we're doing something a little bit different . . . Christine is sharing five practice tips to keep in mind when supporting the young musicians in your life. Detailed show notes and transcript available HERE Find Christine's Books: Beyond the Music Lesson & Positive Practice Find Christine on Instagram @SuzukiTriangle Sign up for the next Pep …
 
The way you price your music lessons has a significant impact on how customer's perceptions. Pricing sends a signal of quality, reliability, confidence, and success. A product that's priced high clearly must be a high in-demand product. In this episode, I share the signals your pricing structure sends customers. davesimonsimonsmusic.com…
 
On this week’s episode, we’re talking to two cellists from Salt Lake City who are performers, teachers, parents, and workshop clinicians and who run a wonderful cello choir together that has been especially inspiring to them and their students this past year. Kelly McConkie Steward: www.instagram.com/mcstewart_cellostudio http://www.stewartcellostu…
 
Most music school owners would agree that word of mouth marketing, or referral marketing, is their number 1 source of new students. More reason to have multiple referral marketing systems in your music school. In this episode, I share a simple and often overlooked referral marketing system that you can implement today.…
 
Today we're speaking with violinist, teacher, and author Diane Worthey. Diane teaches in the preparatory Strings Division at the University of Idaho and is the author of the recent book IN ONE EAR & OUT THE OTHER: ANTONIA BRICO & HER AMAZINGLY MUSICAL LIFE and the recipient of the 2021 Paterson Prize for Young Readers. We discussed her journey with…
 
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