47 episodes

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.

Music Studio Startup: Helping music teachers thrive as entrepreneurs Andrea Miller

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.9, 19 Ratings

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.

    042 - Reopening a Music Studio During COVID-19

    042 - Reopening a Music Studio During COVID-19

    In today’s solo episode, I share a framework for thinking about when and how to reopen your studio for in-person lessons during the COVID pandemic.
    A full transcript and list of resources for this episode can be found at musicstudiostartup.com/Episode042
    Don’t forget - applications for the $500 studio launch grant are due this Sunday, May 31. Details can be found at musicstudiostartup.com/grant2020
    The summer Business Building program starts on June 15. More info can be found at musicstudiostartup.com/summer2020
     

    • 8 min
    041 - Gillian Miller on Elevating a Studio with a Brand Identity

    041 - Gillian Miller on Elevating a Studio with a Brand Identity

    When we think of graphic design for a music studio, we might first think of logos. That’s definitely a start, but today I’m talking to graphic designer Gillian Miller about how developing a more holistic brand identity can help build a studio.
    If you’ve ever felt undervalued as a professional or just want to elevate your career, this is definitely a topic to think about.
    For a full transcript of this episode, visit musicstudiostartup.com/episode041
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    [$500 Music Studio Launch Grant]
    Don’t forget! The deadline for the studio grant is May 31. Visit musicstudiostartup.com/grant2020 for details and to apply.
    Special thanks to our sponsors: Fons and GEM Studios for their contributions to the competition.
    [Business Building Program] 
    Get your studio set up for growth and sustainability in this 12-week program. musicstudiostartup.com/summer2020
    [Vision & Values course] This free course can help you take the first steps to guide your brand identity. Enroll at musicstudiostartup.com/vision

    • 39 min
    040 - Eric Branner of Fons on Building a Payment System to Transform Teaching Studios (Rebroadcast)

    040 - Eric Branner of Fons on Building a Payment System to Transform Teaching Studios (Rebroadcast)

    In this episode, I share some details about the Music Studio Startup summer Business Building program and the grant competition for new (and new-ish) music teachers!
    My guest today is Eric Branner, a guitar teacher, mentor, and a co-founder of Fons, an online scheduling and billing platform.
    If you’ve been listening to Music Studio Startup for a while, you may have heard this interview with Eric before, but I wanted to bring it back because 1) Eric is awesome and 2) because Fons is a sponsor for our studio grant competition! They’re huge supporters of music teachers and they’re setting up our grand prize winner with a 6-month Fons subscription.
    For a full transcript of this episode, visit musicstudiostartup.com/episode040
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    Business Builders program: musicstudiostartup.com/summer2020
    Grant competition: musicstudiostartup.com/grant2020

    • 31 min
    Check-In + Grant Competition + Summer Business Building

    Check-In + Grant Competition + Summer Business Building

    I’ve got two SUPER exciting announcements. Listen in to hear about two Music Studio Startup programs that will help you build your studio this summer. One involves an epic prize package, including a $500 cash grant!
    2020 Summer Business Building Program 
    2020 Music Studio Startup Grant 

    • 5 min
    039 - Joseph Rocha on Finance and Marketing in the Startup Years

    039 - Joseph Rocha on Finance and Marketing in the Startup Years

    In today’s conversation, we get to hear from the owner of a relatively new music school. We’re talking about the very earliest stages of building a music school and some of the practical steps Joseph has taken to finance his studio’s growth. We also talk about Facebook ads and conversion rates and all the fun stuff.
    For a full transcript of this episode, visit musicstudiostartup.com/episode039
    To get updates on the finance course, check out musicstudiostartup.com/finance

    • 43 min
    038 - David Barnard on Business Planning and Forming a Music Co-Operative

    038 - David Barnard on Business Planning and Forming a Music Co-Operative

    Today is part two of my conversation with David Barnard. Last week, in Episode 037, David joined us to talk about the music cooperative as a business model that is helping teachers build sustainable studios by joining together.
    Today David’s talking about how to form a cooperative. Some of our discussion applies specifically to coops, but a lot of our discussion centers around how to write a business plan, which is a great exercise for any teacher no matter what business model you’re using.
    For a full transcript of this episode, visit musicstudiostartup.com/episode038
    For updates on the Finance course, visit musicstudiostartup.com/finance

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Jbdva ,

Timely topics

The Music Studio Startup has topics that are of interest to teachers running their own studios or those thinking about it. The wide variety of people Andrea interviews keeps each program interesting. Andrea asks just the questions you would ask. And the show notes are helpful for a good resource. I’ve appreciated all the podcasts on Music Studio Startup.

musicalloverx ,

Insightful and Actually Interesting

I think a lot of podcasts have this thing where they take an idea that has already been hashed out many times and try to spin it as “new” information, updated with the sensationalist words of that week. This is definitely NOT one of those podcasts. Already in the first few episodes, Andrea has brought up topics that we as music business owners might forget to consider, and she actually asks the “real” questions that help teachers and business owners to take their craft and business to the next level. I’ve recommended this podcast already to all of my colleagues. Well worth the listen.

Kodria ,

Relevant and Beneficial!

I listen to a lot of podcasts about business and about music education. This one is the best of both worlds, helping music teachers like me learn new ways to run my studio!

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