Introducing Ed Rep Radio - a podcast made for School Music Ed Reps, bringing together ideas and information that you can use on the road every day through interviews from industry experts, band and orchestra teachers, private teachers, and fellow Ed Reps. Hosted by Shane Deuel.
Best Technologies for Ed Reps - with Dennis Hallmeyer
Dennis Hallmeyer of Bertrand's Music provides valuable insight into the most useful technologies, programs, and apps for Ed Reps.
Links to programs and apps, in order of mention on this episode:
Hubspot Salesforce Microsoft Excel Google Sheets Google Calendar Apple Podcasts Spotify Evernote Notion Trello Open AI ChatGPT Google's Bard AI Canva Microsoft PowerPoint Google Slides Blustream Grammarly Bitly Square Google Drive Microsoft One Drive Google Sites Microsoft Sharepoint Note: these links are based on desktop links. You may find downloads for some of these programs/apps by also searching in the App Store on your phone
Rental Nights! - With Hank Rockwell and Stewart Blatt
Rental nights are the most important events of the year for Ed Reps and music stores. Join Hank Rockwell of Playground Music, and Stewart Blatt of Buddy Rogers/Willis Music, and learn some great tips on how to run a successful rental event.
Successful In-Store Step Up Events - with Summerhays Music
Join Cris Behrens (General Manager) and Jenifer Olson (Ed Rep Manager) of Summerhays Music in Salt Lake City, UT as they describe how the ed reps and in-store staff work together to create successful in-store step up events year after year.
Saxophones 101 - with Ryan Richman
Join Ryan Richman, saxophonist and Vice President of Eastman Music Company, to learn all about the history, design, manufacturing, and care/maintenance of saxophones.
Advice for New Ed Reps - Round Table Discussion
Join Alex Beamer (West Music), Julie Wagnitz (Heid Music), and Tim Dawson (Paige's Music) as they share some important advice for Ed Reps new to the job.
Links mentioned in this episode:
High Trust Selling by Todd Duncan
Understanding Orchestra Teachers - with John Rihani
For many Ed Reps who come from a band background, working with orchestra teachers can feel more challenging and less familiar than working with band directors. John Rihani of Paige's Music in Indianapolis will help us better understand string players and teachers, and how to build better relationships (and business) with this important group of customers.
Links mentioned in episode:
The Strad Magazine: Click Here
American String Teachers Association: Click Here