4 Signs You Need To Change Your (Studio) Business Approach

Running a studio, or any business, is not a static thing.  It changes & evolves over time.  But, how do you know when to change your business approach?  Because let’s face it.  That’s not an easy thing to know when you’re in the midst of the day to day.

I’ll not only share signs you need to make changes, but advice to help you along the way.  You’ll hear about what this has looked like in both my studio & The Unfinished Lesson.  My hope is the lessons I’ve learnt along the way (& continue to learn) will make this an easier process for you.

You’ll also notice that I tend to use “business” instead of “studio” throughout.  One, you are running a business when you run a studio.  Two, with so many teachers creating resources & running a side business it’s important to look at each business for the best results.

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Lazin’ Around … Teacher Style

Whether over the Summer or another season, it’s important to take regular breaks. But, it’s SO hard when you teach or run a studio. Right?

Oftentimes, I like to make a list of tasks that I want to accomplish before the rush of a new school year starts. While I like to relax as much as the next person,  there is something about extended periods (more than 1 – 2 weeks) of doing nothing that just doesn’t work for me.

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Take It Outside! Easy Outdoor Music Lesson Ideas For Your Studio

How many times do you catch your students (or maybe even yourself) gazing out the window wishing they weren’t stuck at the piano?  Let’s stop fighting a losing battle & give our students what they want with easy outdoor music lesson ideas!

Towards the end of a semester, it’s all about keeping our students engaged until the very last lesson.  What if I told you that you could have an educationally sound, music filled lesson … outside?  Yes!

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Keeping Students Engaged to the Last Lesson

June.  The weather is perfect for dinners on the patio, a fantastic fruity drink in hand, kids running around with their friends not to be seen for hours, visiting with friends in the extended evenings & relaxing in the sun (or shade, if you burn like I do).  But, keeping students engaged to last lesson can be challenge.

Or, perhaps your June looks a little more like our home …

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