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Episode 029 – Lee Stockner on Going Deep to Serve Students with Special Needs

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, or wherever you get podcasts! Summary Today’s guest, Lee Stockner, started out as a traditional, classical piano teacher, but when he had the opportunity to teach a student with Autism, he found some of his personal experiences with ADD made him able to relate, and teaching students with special needs became…
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Episode 028 – Allison McDonald on Branding Your Next Studio Recital

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, or wherever you get podcasts! Summary With spring officially here, that means recital season for so many music teachers. Today we’re taking the branding conversation we been having over the last few episodes, and applying it to our studio events, like recitals! Joining me is Allison McDonald, an event planner from…
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Episode 027 – Tim Topham on Building a Specialized Teaching Studio

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, or wherever you get podcasts! Summary When Tim Topham was trying to make a living as a music producer and it wasn’t going well, he started taking on piano students as an additional source of income. In our interview, he talked about how little he knew about teaching at that stage.…
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Episode 026 – Nicole Riccardo on Defining Your Niche

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, or wherever you get podcasts! Summary Nicole Riccardo is a flute teacher and branding consultant. Today we talk about how music teachers can identify a niche and then how to use that focus to strengthen our marketing. Nicole outlines some great questions music teachers can ask themselves to start developing their…
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Episode 025 – Stephanie Bonte-Lebair on Rebranding a Voice Studio to Attract a More Profitable Niche

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, or wherever you get podcasts! Summary Stephanie is a classically-trained opera singer turned voice/presentation/sales coach. This interview blurs the line between an entrepreneurial music teacher sharing the evolution of her voice studio and a communication expert sharing a mini sales workshop. It’s one you’ll want to listen to more than once!…
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Episode 024 – Andrea Miller on Tax Prep Tips for Self-Employed Musicians

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Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, or wherever you get podcasts! Summary Today’s show follows a slightly different format because we’re talking about how to prep for taxes. I’ve got five tax prep tips to share and details about an upcoming Self-Employment Tax Crash Course webinar that I’ll be offering on Friday, March 1, 2019. Register for…
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023 – Eric Branner of Fons on Building a Payment System to Transform Teaching Studios

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, or wherever you get podcasts! Summary Eric was a third-generation music teacher making a great living when he got hooked up with a tech business founder looking for a new project. Eric realized he was spending a lot more time on admin tasks than he realized, so together they launched an…
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Episode 021 – Thomas Grayston of Note Rush on Developing and Launching an App (Part 1)

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, or wherever you get podcasts! Summary Today’s episode is the first of a two-part interview with Thomas Grayston, the developer of the Note Rush app. In this week’s episode, Thomas puts on his entrepreneur hat and shares his startup story. In next week’s episode, he’ll put on his developer hat and…
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