Training Teachers, Negative Thinking, and Group Lesson Challenges (Live Q&A Episode) [7FMS Ep. #128]

by Daniel Patterson

 

Nate and I have really been enjoying the live Q&A format this year…

And this is another episode where we took audience questions and answered them rapidly and thoroughly.

Here are the topics that we covered in this episode:

  • Should you use a call to action / hard pitch  in your social media posts?
  • Choosing a commercial location for your group classes
  • Building a story around your challenges in order to overcome them
  • Training inexperienced teachers in the group lesson format + tackling common group lessons challenges (curriculum, structure, transitioning, etc.)
  • Defining and creating a clear value proposition for your group lessons
  • Should you open a studio location near another music school?

We will likely be scheduling some more Q&As as we head into fall… so be on the lookout for those!

Click below to listen to the episode.

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We’re getting closer to fall… which means the fall rush is right around the corner.

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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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