Improving Your Music School’s Teacher Performance (Part 1) [7FMS Ep. #125]

by Daniel Patterson

Student performance and teacher performance are linked…

So, how do you measure teacher performance?

In this episode, Nate and Daniel discuss everything you need to know about measuring teacher performance, including…

  • The tools to use
  • The metrics to track
  • The pitfalls to avoid
  • The results you’ll enjoy

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Here’s what we cover in the episode:

  • Measuring teacher performance to enhance student retention
  • Tools for tracking and using teacher performance data
  • The ‘Big 3’ performance metrics
  • Ensuring better teacher performance for higher student retention

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Show Notes

These are the softwares and programs that Daniel and Nate use for re-enrollment:

AirTable | “glorified spreadsheet” and dashboard to synthesize enrollment information

Google Sheets | used for tracking billing and enrollment

Google Forms | used to gather feedback from studio families, teachers, and directors

TypeForm | creates beautiful survey templates and generates reports that inform whether or not families are responding to teachers

Slack | internal communication platform for all teachers and staff

Asana | used for project management and execution

Key: There is no right or wrong. Be consistent in the tools you use, master them, and get clear behind why you use them!

How to Mentor Amazing Musicians in Your Music School – 7FMS Ep 29 | We cover the “Musician’s Journey Report” in this episode!


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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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