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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Snapshot 012 – Janna Williamson

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts! Summary Welcome back! We’re doing a special series on the podcast this summer called Studio Snapshots. Rather than the in-depth, process-oriented interviews you’re used to hearing, these rapid-fire interviews give us a glimpse in a guest’s studio at a moment in time.  They’re part reflection,…
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Snapshot 011 – Tony Parlapiano

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts! Read the full transcript for this episode here. Summary Welcome back! We’re doing a special series on the podcast this summer called Studio Snapshots. Rather than the in-depth, process-oriented interviews you’re used to hearing, these rapid-fire interviews give us a glimpse in a guest’s studio…
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000 – 2023 Summer Happenings

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Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts!   Summary We have wrapped up another school year and another season of our long-format teacher interviews. But don’t worry, we have NO intentions of abandoning your playlists this summer.  Listen in to hear about a returning series AND a brand new series coming your…
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120 – Rob Lee on Accelerating Growth of a Drum Studio with Paid Lead Generation

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts! Summary This interview is really fun, because it’s sort of a listener response to some previous interviews I did with teachers who used lead generation websites, like Thumbtack.com, to build their studios. Today I’m interviewing a drummer who dove into teaching during the pandemic when…
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119 – Kayia Baker on Stewardship as a Non-Profit Music School Director

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts! Summary Today I have the privilege of interviewing Kayia Baker, the director of a non-profit music school from my own city – St. Louis! In this interview we talk about how the program launched to 45 students in one location to now serving over 250…
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118 – Erin Parkes on Managing a Non-Profit Music Studio

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts! Summary Today we’re talking about all things non-profit management. My guest, Erin Parkes, founder of the Lotus Centre shares so many insights from her experiences working with a board of directors, crafting effective messaging for different stakeholders, managing a budget, and even dealing with burnout.…
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