116 episodes

7-Figure Music School is a podcast for music school owners who want to create fantastic margins, hire energetic teachers, and leverage their team's time and talent to create a sustainable business. Join hosts Daniel Patterson, Founder & CEO of Grow Your Music Studio, and Nate Shaw, Co-founder & CEO of Brooklyn Music Factory, as you create YOUR 7-figure music school.

7-Figure Music School Daniel Patterson & Nate Shaw

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    • 5.0 • 33 Ratings

7-Figure Music School is a podcast for music school owners who want to create fantastic margins, hire energetic teachers, and leverage their team's time and talent to create a sustainable business. Join hosts Daniel Patterson, Founder & CEO of Grow Your Music Studio, and Nate Shaw, Co-founder & CEO of Brooklyn Music Factory, as you create YOUR 7-figure music school.

    Are You Afraid of Teaching Group Lessons? (w. Greg Genter) | 7FMS116

    Are You Afraid of Teaching Group Lessons? (w. Greg Genter) | 7FMS116

    In the last year, I’ve really noticed that mid-size and larger academies have a tendency to resist or reject group lesson programs.
    Now, they might have a “rock band” program…
    Or a preschool class…
    Or “group makeup lessons”...
    Or they might have a small keyboard class…
    But they don’t really fully commit to a group lesson structure and convert 200 private students into a group program.
    The reasons for this are many and I think the BIGGEST one I’ve noticed is just FEAR.
    Unfortunately for them, they are missing out on a TON of benefits that they can get by committing to a group lesson structure as their core curriculum.
    So, in this podcast episode, we brought Greg Genter on to talk about fully committing to group, the 3 hidden benefits of running a group in a large commercial academy, how to convert, and much much more.
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    Check out our free trainings and resources on school marketing, group lessons, and using AI in your music school:
    growyourmusicstudio.com/free
    Get updates and FREE workshop invites from Nate and Daniel:
    growyourmusicstudio.com/7fms
    If the podcast has been helpful to you, leave a review here:
    growyourmusicstudio.com/7fmsReview
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    SPONSOR - Piano Express from GroupLessons.com
    Now’s the time of year to consider what programs you are going to be offering in your music studio this fall…
    And if you are looking for a program that will:
    Increase student retention…Increase the number of your beginners that become intermediate students…Help students go through their books faster (Proven! We did a study on this!)...Increase home practice time (Proven! We have years of data showing that this happens)And increase the profit in your studio (not just revenue)…
    … Then you need to head over to GroupLessons.com, sign up for a free demo, and we’ll show you how hundreds of studios have easily started a new group program (sometimes in just a few weeks)... with little to no difficulty.
    You can even begin our owner training for free (download our shopping list, and look through our teacher guides and method).
    Click here for more information
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    Big Music Games provides fun with a clear purpose. Ear training and music theory for students ages 4-14.
    Level up your student's ears & ignite their passion and motivation to practice with 15 levels of rhythm, melody, harmony and songwriting games.
    Join the tribe of teachers dedicated to improving the way the world educates the next generation of musicians. BigMusicGames.com/7FMS

    • 57 min
    Do Nate and Daniel Disagree On Marketing Strategy?!?!? | 7FMS115

    Do Nate and Daniel Disagree On Marketing Strategy?!?!? | 7FMS115

    In this episode, we recorded a private conversation between Nate and Daniel about music school marketing strategy…
    … And Daniel reveals marketing strategies he hasn’t talked about publicly before, including:
    Top of funnel vs bottom of funnel marketing strategiesA rookie marketing mistake that most music schools are still making in their program offersThe #1 message you should be using in your ads, your copy, your website, and followups
    We don’t do these “behind the scenes” episodes that often… but when we do… they are usually very well received!
    - - - - -
    Check out our free trainings and resources on school marketing, group lessons, and using AI in your music school:
    growyourmusicstudio.com/free
    Get updates and FREE workshop invites from Nate and Daniel:
    growyourmusicstudio.com/7fms
    If the podcast has been helpful to you, leave a review here:
    growyourmusicstudio.com/7fmsReview
    *******
    SPONSOR - Piano Express from GroupLessons.com
    Now’s the time of year to consider what programs you are going to be offering in your music studio this fall…
    And if you are looking for a program that will:
    Increase student retention…Increase the number of your beginners that become intermediate students…Help students go through their books faster (Proven! We did a study on this!)...Increase home practice time (Proven! We have years of data showing that this happens)And increase the profit in your studio (not just revenue)…
    … Then you need to head over to GroupLessons.com, sign up for a free demo, and we’ll show you how hundreds of studios have easily started a new group program (sometimes in just a few weeks)... with little to no difficulty.
    You can even begin our owner training for free (download our shopping list, and look through our teacher guides and method).
    Click here for more information
    *******
    SPONSOR - Big Music Games
    Big Music Games provides fun with a clear purpose. Ear training and music theory for students ages 4-14.
    Level up your student's ears & ignite their passion and motivation to practice with 15 levels of rhythm, melody, harmony and songwriting games.
    Join the tribe of teachers dedicated to improving the way the world educates the next generation of musicians. BigMusicGames.com/7FMS

    • 41 min
    Tools for Financial Freedom in Your Music School (w. Alyssa O’ Toole) | 7FMS114

    Tools for Financial Freedom in Your Music School (w. Alyssa O’ Toole) | 7FMS114

    In this week’s episode, we invited Alyssa back to talk about one of her favorite topics…
    Money, debt, financial tools, and why business owners tend to avoid these topics.
    Alyssa opens up and shares her story… At times scary… and at times HEROIC…
    She talks about the steps she took along the way to build a powerful and successful studio in one of the toughest markets in the United States.
    - - - - -
    Check out our free trainings and resources on school marketing, group lessons, and using AI in your music school:
    growyourmusicstudio.com/free
    Get updates and FREE workshop invites from Nate and Daniel:
    growyourmusicstudio.com/7fms
    If the podcast has been helpful to you, leave a review here:
    growyourmusicstudio.com/7fmsReview
    *******
    SPONSOR - Piano Express from GroupLessons.com
    Now’s the time of year to consider what programs you are going to be offering in your music studio this fall…
    And if you are looking for a program that will:
    Increase student retention…Increase the number of your beginners that become intermediate students…Help students go through their books faster (Proven! We did a study on this!)...Increase home practice time (Proven! We have years of data showing that this happens)And increase the profit in your studio (not just revenue)…
    … Then you need to head over to GroupLessons.com, sign up for a free demo, and we’ll show you how hundreds of studios have easily started a new group program (sometimes in just a few weeks)... with little to no difficulty.
    You can even begin our owner training for free (download our shopping list, and look through our teacher guides and method).
    Click here for more information
    *******
    SPONSOR - Big Music Games
    Big Music Games provides fun with a clear purpose. Ear training and music theory for students ages 4-14.
    Level up your student's ears & ignite their passion and motivation to practice with 15 levels of rhythm, melody, harmony and songwriting games.
    Join the tribe of teachers dedicated to improving the way the world educates the next generation of musicians. BigMusicGames.com/7FMS

    • 54 min
    Growing Your School’s Social Media (w. Lauren Kelly) | 7FMS113

    Growing Your School’s Social Media (w. Lauren Kelly) | 7FMS113

    How do you use Facebook and Instagram effectively for your music school?
    Do you have to “like” social media to use it as a tool for your business?
    Is it possible to delegate this entirely to a team member in your studio or school?
    We brought Lauren Kelly on the podcast to talk all things social media…
    Including how she built massive followings on Facebook and Instagram.
    - - - - -
    Check out our free trainings and resources on school marketing, group lessons, and using AI in your music school:
    growyourmusicstudio.com/free
    Get updates and FREE workshop invites from Nate and Daniel:
    growyourmusicstudio.com/7fms
    If the podcast has been helpful to you, leave a review here:
    growyourmusicstudio.com/7fmsReview
    *******
    SPONSOR - Piano Express from GroupLessons.com
    Now’s the time of year to consider what programs you are going to be offering in your music studio this fall…
    And if you are looking for a program that will:
    Increase student retention…Increase the number of your beginners that become intermediate students…Help students go through their books faster (Proven! We did a study on this!)...Increase home practice time (Proven! We have years of data showing that this happens)And increase the profit in your studio (not just revenue)…
    … Then you need to head over to GroupLessons.com, sign up for a free demo, and we’ll show you how hundreds of studios have easily started a new group program (sometimes in just a few weeks)... with little to no difficulty.
    You can even begin our owner training for free (download our shopping list, and look through our teacher guides and method).
    Click here for more information
    *******
    SPONSOR - Big Music Games
    Big Music Games provides fun with a clear purpose. Ear training and music theory for students ages 4-14.
    Level up your student's ears & ignite their passion and motivation to practice with 15 levels of rhythm, melody, harmony and songwriting games.
    Join the tribe of teachers dedicated to improving the way the world educates the next generation of musicians. BigMusicGames.com/7FMS

    • 45 min
    How to Equip Your Team to Run Your Music School | 7FMS112

    How to Equip Your Team to Run Your Music School | 7FMS112

    We did an episode that goes beyond platitudes and cliche’s about delegation, “working on your business, not in your business”, and other trite advice we’ve heard 1000x already.
    This is the HOW, not the WHY.
    - - - - -
    Check out our free trainings and resources on school marketing, group lessons, and using AI in your music school:
    growyourmusicstudio.com/free
    Get updates and FREE workshop invites from Nate and Daniel:
    growyourmusicstudio.com/7fms
    If the podcast has been helpful to you, leave a review here:
    growyourmusicstudio.com/7fmsReview
    *******
    SPONSOR - Big Music Games
    Big Music Games provides fun with a clear purpose. Ear training and music theory for students ages 4-14.
    Level up your student's ears & ignite their passion and motivation to practice with 15 levels of rhythm, melody, harmony and songwriting games.
    Join the tribe of teachers dedicated to improving the way the world educates the next generation of musicians. BigMusicGames.com/7FMS
    *******
    SPONSOR - Piano Express from GroupLessons.com
    Now’s the time of year to consider what programs you are going to be offering in your music studio this fall…
    And if you are looking for a program that will:
    Increase student retention…Increase the number of your beginners that become intermediate students…Help students go through their books faster (Proven! We did a study on this!)...Increase home practice time (Proven! We have years of data showing that this happens)And increase the profit in your studio (not just revenue)…
    … Then you need to head over to GroupLessons.com, sign up for a free demo, and we’ll show you how hundreds of studios have easily started a new group program (sometimes in just a few weeks)... with little to no difficulty.
    You can even begin our owner training for free (download our shopping list, and look through our teacher guides and method).
    Click here for more information

    • 53 min
    Smash Your 90 Day Goals! | 7FMS111

    Smash Your 90 Day Goals! | 7FMS111

    How do you stay on track with your annual goals during the year?
    That’s the subject of today’s podcast episode… where Nate and I talk about how to set and achieve short-term goals each quarter.
    - - - - -
    Check out our free trainings and resources on school marketing, group lessons, and using AI in your music school:
    growyourmusicstudio.com/free
    Get updates and FREE workshop invites from Nate and Daniel:
    growyourmusicstudio.com/7fms
    If the podcast has been helpful to you, leave a review here:
    growyourmusicstudio.com/7fmsReview
    *******
    SPONSOR - Piano Express from GroupLessons.com
    Would you like to start a group piano program in your studio… but are concerned about the logistics, the setup, and (most of all) the response from your studio families?
    Don’t be scared!
    Head over to GroupLessons.com, sign up for a free demo, and we’ll show you how hundreds of studios have easily started a new group program (sometimes in just a few weeks)... with little to no difficulty.
    You can even begin our owner training for free (download our shopping list, and look through our teacher guides and method).
    Don’t let an imaginary “boogeyman” keep you from making a profitable change in your studio!
    *******
    SPONSOR - Big Music Games
    Big Music Games provides fun with a clear purpose. Ear training and music theory for students ages 4-14. 
    Level up your student's ears & ignite their passion and motivation to practice with 15 levels of rhythm, melody, harmony and songwriting games. 
    Join the tribe of teachers dedicated to improving the way the world educates the next generation of musicians.
    BigMusicGames.com/7FMS

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Bdougherty90 ,

So helpful!

I run a small one teacher studio, with aspirations of running a bigger one some day. I’ve recently been prioritizing growing my family, and not my studio so much, but there are takeaways from every episode, even just for myself! I love the content and it’s very helpful for my small studio too. Here’s to growing my studio in the future!

SamGoodmanDRMS ,

Most Helpful Podcast!

I started listening to this podcast a few months ago, and it’s completely changed the way I view my business. The advice Daniel and Nate provide is truly invaluable, and has directly led to measurable growth in our studio. I recommend this podcast to any studio owner, no matter how long you’ve been operating!

Mfontiv ,

Episode 25 is the best to date!

Loved listening to interview with Alyssa O’Toole in episode 25!!! She gave so much amazing advice and the music school she built is beyond impressive!! So many great take aways from this episode!!

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