Business Coaching

for Music Teachers

Goals + Topics

Most of my work with teachers falls into these six broad categories. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, shoot me an email describing the challenge you’re facing and I’ll let you know if it’s something within my range of expertise. If not, I might know someone else who can help!

Bold Branding

Discover how your unique brand of awesome can set you apart as a teacher and even earn you a premium rate!

This is for you if you want to:

  • Clearly communicate the value you bring to students
  • Choose the website platform that supports your goals
  • Reinforce your brand identity in every aspect of your studio

Fit Finances

Launching an independent music studio can be scary, but you can move forward with confidence when you know where you stand financially.

This is for you if you want to:

  • Make the leap to full-time teaching
  • Create a realistic personal budget and income plan
  • Avoid a tax season freak out
  • Invest in your studio or education or reach other financial goals

Business Basics

Avoid the headache of late payments and negotiating makeup lessons. Set your studio up for success and professionalism.

This is for you if you want to:

  • Set healthy boundaries
  • Write a studio policy that honors your values and priorities
  • Handle objections to a new policy without feeling like a jerk

Meaningful Marketing

Those empty slots in your schedule represent lost income every week. Develop a marketing plan to quickly fill those slots and build a wait list.

This is for you if you want to:

  • Get more students in your studio
  • Craft a compelling message that speaks to your ideal students
  • Develop a marketing plan to launch a new program

Systematic Success

Complicated and time-consuming administrative tasks reduce your hourly wage. Implement systems to reclaim hours every week for things you actually enjoy!

This is for you if you want to:

  • Organize your personal life to support your business
  • Simplify or even go paperless
  • Automate repetitive processes and get things done!

Future Focus

Trading teaching time for dollars inherently limits your income. Explore how you can use your other interests and strengths to overcome this.

This is for you if you want to:

  • Grow your studio with other teachers
  • Use your unique skills and interests to build additional income streams
  • Become a person of influence

Every music teacher’s life and career looks different, so every teacher’s goals will be different.

What to Expect

In the same way you cater music lessons to the goals and needs of each student, my business strategy program is personalized to speak to YOUR life and YOUR career. This guarantees we work on the things that matter, not on some generic agenda.

While the topics are unique, each strategy program has a few basic components:

  • Deep-Dive Strategy Session

    A in-depth conversation (about an hour long) where we unpack the specific challenges YOU are facing. What’s working? What’s not working? What can we do about it?

  • Pre-Chat Worksheet

    Taking a bit of time for thoughtful pre-work will help met get to know your studio before we talk and help you get the most out of our one-on-one call.

  • Audio/Video Recording

    Don’t worry about taking notes – you’ll get a recording of our chat afterwards so no great ideas get forgotten.

  • More Resources

    These vary depending on the topic we discuss, but could be anything from video tutorials, eBooks, worksheets, introductions, tools, etc..

I offer a variety of strategy packages for different levels of involvement. Whether you just want a one-time conversation to help jump start your home studio or you want ongoing strategic support for a music school, we can find a package that gives you what you need.

The Teacher Becomes the Student

Every day your students invest time and financial resources in their music educations. In return, you generously share your expertise and resources to pinpoint their weaknesses and offer insights to help them grow.

Think of these strategy programs as entrepreneurship lessons for music teachers.

For about the rate your students pay for a few hours of your time and expertise, I offer my 15 years of entrepreneurial experience and resources to find business strategies that work for your life and business.


My goal is for every teacher to have a happier, healthier studio as a result of our work together. This can mean many different outcomes.

Some outcomes will be tangible: more students, higher teaching rate, additional sources of income.

Some outcomes are intangible: clearer boundaries, more fulfilling career, less stress about finances.


I promise to do everything in my power to support you in reaching your goals. I trust that you will also put in the thought and effort required to make a change in your studio.

My most successful strategy clients have a lot in common with my most successful piano students: they don’t just come to their lessons and leave unaffected. Instead, they go back and conquer the world by diligently practicing and applying what they just learned!

Ready to transform your studio?

Let’s connect.



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