What Great Schools Have in Common (w. Eric Branner) [7FMS Ep. #34]

by Daniel Patterson


Eric Branner is  the CEO of a popular payments app for music school (helping you get paid on time, every time!)

To close out Season 1 of our podcast, we invited him on to talk about the state of our industry in 2022.

Listen in as we talk about:

  • Introducing Eric Branner of Fons.com
  • Zoom is beginning to charge for their services… what else is going to change?
  • Eric’s mission: For music teachers to value their services MORE
  • Industry trends in mid- and large-size music schools
  • How to prep for great fall enrollment with an expert summer funnel
  • Do you believe this lie? Summer is a “hard” time to enroll new students
  • Business ownership as an “art form” – how to be strategic about your business and your community
  • 3 ways that Eric stays motivated to do his work every day
  • Conclusion: Standing out in our industry

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One more thing…

We’ve been publishing podcasts weekly for seven months… And we’re going to take a short summer break!

Nate and I will be back at the beginning of August… podcasts will be released on Wednesday at 11am Eastern / 8am Pacific.

What would you like to see in the new season? Who would you like us to interview? Are there topics you would like us to create an episode about?

We’d love to get your input.

You can do so by contacting us here.

Have a great week!

Very best,
Daniel and Nate


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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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