How Many Hours Should It Take To Manage a 7-Figure School? [7FMS Ep. #14]

by Daniel Patterson


How many hours per week goes into managing a 7-figure school?

In this episode, Nate reveals how many hours he spends each week on marketing, management, growth, and team meetings.

If you are working long hours in your school… this episode could give you MANY insights as to where you have opportunities to manage your school in 20 hours per week… or less.

There are also practical implications here for small schools or even single-teacher studios… and a simple actionable exercise that you can do to get time back this week!

Click below to listen to the episode.



Here’s what we cover in the episode:

  • Intro: How to spend your time as a music studio owner
  • How should you start your workweek? What strategies can you use to set a clear purpose for the week?
  • The “Big 3” Blocks: Setting strategic blocks of time for critical focus points
  • How Nate divides his time into the 4 buckets of business
  • How the definition of “CEO” has changed over the years… and how Nate utilizes the role each week
  • The importance of “facility hours” (if you own a brick-and-mortar music school)
  • 5 Places in Business that NEED Your Attention
  • How your own team can design a system that works seamlessly for your studio
  • How to start building a system for your studio that isn’t totally run by you
  • Why you should be building repetition in your marketing


We’d love to hear from you… what was your big takeaway this episode? What questions do you have?

We won’t know unless you reach out and tell us!

You can do so by contacting us here.


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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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