Many times when we talk about setting up a schedule, we think about our teaching time. Or, if you are a traveling teacher, teaching & travel time. But, do you also schedule administrative tasks that go into running a successful studio? Or, is it a bit of a wing-it type of situation? Chances are if …
What is the best type of recital to host in your studio? You may be tempted to think that this is limited to the venue or whether it’s online or in-person, but a recital is so much more than just a place. It’s also about the intent & the mood of a recital. And, that …
It isn’t enough to rely on word of mouth for our studios anymore. But, you also shouldn’t spend hours on social media for your studio each week. Don’t get me wrong. I still strongly believe that one of the most powerful things you can do for your studio is develop great relationships with your clients. …
Registration is in full swing in my studio & that means I am deep into scheduling. While I love many aspects of travel teaching, I will admit to feeling a wee bit jealous of my in-studio colleagues when it comes to scheduling.
While I have learnt that scheduling will always be a jigsaw puzzle for travel teachers, there are ways to ensure that your final schedule doesn’t become a headache for the rest of the year. This is your guide to scheduling your travel schedule!
I am sure we all have horror stories of ‘those’ clients. The ones that seem to truly think that we sleep under the piano bench, our schedule only involves their family, or our policies don’t actually apply to them. We might love the kids, but the drain of week after week of unreasonable and last-minute requests catch up quickly.
But, it doesn’t have to be this way! Here is a 3-step process to ensure that you get the BEST clients for your studio!
I love the look on my client’s faces when I give them their Christmas gifts! It is a small way to show appreciation for welcoming me into their homes week after week, supporting their child(ren)’s music education, & being all out awesome.
Every year, there are so many cute/inspirational/crafty/amazing gift ideas for students. This is not about those … though I will put links to some of my favourites at the bottom of this post. This is about getting those gifts ready as quick as possible so you can get back to your eggnog/cider/mulled wine!
Your vision for your studio may change over time and that’s okay. My starting vision of having a studio that consistently improves has new offerings for clients hasn’t changed. But, the evolution of that vision is drastically different from what I had originally planned. I opted to have a boutique studio!
Several weeks ago, I blogged about how I conduct market research in my area to ensure that my tuition rates are reasonable & competitive. Last week, I began compiling data on the piano studios in my city. While I haven’t completed my research, it brought up a compelling question for me.