My entrepreneurial story starts in preschool the day I told my parents that I was going to open a used car dealership when I grew up.
The car dealership hasn’t happened, but my life has been filled with other business ventures.
Custom greeting cards. A legendary, neighborhood summer camp. A short-lived snow-shoveling business. You name it, I probably tried it during elementary and middle school. Not all were huge successes, but I was always learning.
I started teaching piano in high school and decided I wanted to open a music school.
After I graduated from college with a double-major in Entrepreneurship and Piano Performance (paying my way by running a house-painting business), that goal to open a music school became a reality and I launched a school that quickly expanded to five teachers, an intern, and 100+ students.
Eventually, that experience led to other entrepreneurial endeavors and consulting opportunities in all sorts of fields.
I love working with entrepreneurs and small businesses, and in 2016 I decided it was time to bring my expertise back to the music world.
So I launched Music Studio Startup.
Now I get to help music teachers grow their studios!
When I’m not teaching piano or talking business with fabulous music teachers, I can often be found playing Age of Empires 2 online with my brothers or working on an electronics or woodworking project in my garage shop.
I’m a dork about Harry Potter and have an unhealthy addiction to podcasts.
I run a lot, but I rarely love it and most of the time I don’t even like it. (What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right?)
So that’s me. What about you?