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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036 – Scott Stratton on the CARES Act for Music Teachers and Studio Owners

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts! Read the full transcript for this episode here. Summary Last week the U.S. Congress passed the largest economic relief bill in U.S. history and it has a lot to offer individuals and small businesses. In today’s podcast, Scott Stratton, a financial advisor and a musician…
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035 – Rebecca and Caleb on FAQs

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts! Summary Today I’m joined by TWO very special guests who are experts in pretty much every aspect of running a studio. We’re doing a rapid fire interview where I ask them to share their advice on some of the questions I get asked most frequently.…
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034 – Steve Hughes on Building a Virtual Music Studio (Part 2) – Technology for a Professional Online Teaching Studio

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts! Read the full transcript for this episode here. Summary Today I’m joined again by Steve Hughes. Last week, in Episode 033, Steve shared the story of how he transitioned his studio from in-person lessons to a completely virtual studio. Today he’s back to talk about…
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033 – Steve Hughes on Building a Virtual Music Studio (Part 1)

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts! Read the full transcript for this episode here. Summary Today’s interview is with a teacher who decided to move his entire piano studio from live, in-person lessons to online lessons. Thanks to the current pandemic, this probably describes most of our studios right now, but…
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Music Studios and Coronavirus/COVID-19

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts! Summary Coronavirus is impacting music teachers and lesson studios in cities around the world. In this very brief message, I’ve got some suggestions for how to lessen the impact on your studio. More resources are available at musicstudiostartup.com. Transcript Hey, music teachers. I’m interrupting my…
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Episode 032 – Jake Estner on Using Group Lessons to Build a Sustainable Private Studio

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts! Read the full transcript for this episode here. Summary Today’s interview digs into the group lesson studio model. My guest, Jake Estner, shares the logistics of how he runs his guitar studio, how he schedules groups, how he thought about pricing, and more. He also…
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Episode 031 – Ken Thompson on Building a Music School that Pays Sustainable Wages

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, or wherever you listen to podcasts! Summary Ken is on a mission to save classical music. His story is a testament to how long-term focus on one mission can have incredible results. About 20 years ago he opened the Musical Arts Center of San Antonio, a music school which, at the…
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Episode 030 – Andrea Miller on Vision and FOMO

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, or wherever you get podcasts! Transcript Hey, everyone! I’m back! It’s been quite the adventure since my last episode. I moved into a new house, welcomed a kid into the world, and learned a thing or two about coffee. Not because the sleep-deprivation that comes with having a newborn requires a…
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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! Read the full transcript for this episode here. 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…
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