4 Tips for Turning Your Private Music Lessons into a Music School

by Daniel Patterson

4 Tips for Turning Your Private Music Lessons into a Music School

Do you want to grow your private music lessons into a fully-fledged music school? While a venture like this might sound extremely hard to do, or even outright impossible, know that it isn’t. There are definitely some things that you’ll need to do to get started, but just about any music teacher out there will be able to do it. That said, here is what you can do to grow your private music lessons into music classes.

 1. Create a plan

 Just like any other entrepreneur out there, a strategy or plan must be created to get you going. While the process in making one might seem a bit tedious, it’s still critical to the success of your music school, and it is required for one of the most vital aspects of business: financing.

When you go looking for loans to help finance the growth of your school, these financial institutions will look at your business plan. While there are many reasons for them to do this, one of the most important reasons include knowing how you are going to operate the music school and knowing what direction your venture is headed. This is so that they can weigh the risks of financing you. If your business plan is sound, institutions are more likely to finance you.

 2. Look for benefits

 You will need facilities to operate in. For that, you either must own a building or go rent one. Fortunately, there are grants to be given for starting such a venture. If you take a quick look online, you might learn of all the grants given to you by the government. For example, you can earn education-related grants that either finance your operations or even give you buildings free of charge to work in.

Of course, once you have these buildings to work in, you will still need to invest some money to convert the facilities into one that will fit your needs. That said, this is still a lot cheaper than having to rent a place and pay monthly. 

 3. Build a close relationship with the students

 Once you have your school started, never forget to focus on one of the most important aspects of any school: building a close relationship with the students. Remember, they are the key to your success, and if you start neglecting their needs, failure will be right around the corner. 

In other words, showing genuine care towards your students is key not only to maintaining students but to bringing in more.

 4. Interact with the community

 Not only is it essential to build a relationship with the students but with the community around you as well. Developing relationships with the people around you will determine your success as a music school.

How do you go about building this relationship with the community then? There are many ways. For example, you can schedule mini-concerts where your students can perform for the community or even run parades and the like to celebrate special occasions. Also, you can create a website for your school and fill it with relevant music-related information that people may want to know.

Put simply: always give back to the community!


By following the tips we’ve shared above, hopefully you will be well on your way to turning your private lessons into a fully-fledged music school, training hundreds of students to become professional musicians in the future. However, if you are still struggling to get started or need any form of help growing your music business, know that there are services out there that are oriented specifically to helping people like you grow.

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Daniel Patterson is a private teacher, writer, and marketing consultant for music schools. He began teaching in 2004. He co-founded and led marketing operations for a summer music camp that sees over 200 children each summer.

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