How to Start Your School Year Right [7FMS Ep. #35]

by Daniel Patterson


The podcast is back!

And, in today’s episode, Nate and I share best practices for beginning your school year right.

This is an action oriented episode… so prepare to take some notes!

Doesn’t matter if you have 20 students or 200! There’s something here for you.

If you want to feel more prepared for the fall…

Click below to listen to the episode.



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Here’s what we cover in the episode:

  • Checklist for making this year your studio’s best ever
  • How Daniel and Nate set their entrepreneurial visions for the year
  • Nate’s 3 categories of a successful long-term plan
  • How to succeed in your business when you don’t have a support team
  • The 5 action items you need to complete before your year begins
  • How to map out your studio calendar using Nate’s 3 vision benchmarks
  • How to handle training & scheduling with your TEAM… and how to know you’re doing well
  • Optimizing your channels of communication with your team, parents, and students
  • Recap of the five points and wrap-up

What was your takeaway this episode? 

What resonated most for you?

Would love to hear from you… 

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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