The podcast for music teachers who want to thrive as entrepreneurs.

The Music Studio Startup podcast was exactly what I needed to get my private piano teaching business to the next level. […] Andrea tackles it all- providing insightful episodes and resources for the private music studio entrepreneur.

Martina San Diego, Piano Teacher from NYC

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000 – Recital Week Break

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts! Read the full transcript for this episode here. Summary Hi! It’s been a busy week here at Music Studio Startup headquarters and, judging by my news feed, it’s been a busy week for music teachers everywhere. Between recitals, graduations, gigs, end of year activities –…
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102 – Andrea Miller on Weekend Launch Plan for a New Music Studio

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts!   Summary Today’s episode was prompted by questions I get from newly-graduated or soon-to-be graduated music majors who are just getting ready to launch their studios and want to know how to get started from nothing. A full transcript and resources from this episode can…
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Mini Interview: Scarlette Kerr on Professionalizing a Private Piano Studio

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts!   Summary Today’s mini interview is with Scarlette Kerr, a teacher who went from having a very part-time studio while in grad school to building a strong student roster within seven months, even with COVID happening. We talk about being a musician AND business owner,…
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101 – Andrea Miller on the Entrepreneurial Journey

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts! Read the full transcript for this episode here. Summary If you’ve been with me since the beginning – THANK YOU Today I thought I’d change things up and do a recap of some of the biggest takeaways I’ve had from the last 100 episodes. I’m…
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100 – San Francisco Study Center on Using Fiscal Sponsorship to Launch a Community-Oriented Project

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts! Summary I often hear from music teachers who have aspirations to start nonprofit organizations or to have a non-profit component of their music schools. Their ideas are noble and awesome, but sometimes they never get very far off the ground because of the complexities that…
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098 – Karen Thickstun on Fundraising

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts!   Summary If you hit play on this episode thinking, “I don’t have a nonprofit, so fundraising isn’t really for me.”, I think you’ll be surprised by the discussion. Karen covers so many more types of fundraising than I ever would have thought about and…
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