Hiring Someone to Manage Your School (Part 1) [7FMS Ep. #62]

by Daniel Patterson


If you run a school or large studio… you know there’s a lot of work to do other than just teaching lessons.

Wouldn’t it be great if someone else could take some of that workload for you.

Someone that you could trust to manage and run many of the administrative and “back office” functions of the school?

This isn’t a pipe dream. It’s doable.

What you need is a general manager for your school… and to talk about this role, we brought back Jeff Homer.

Jeff’s company owns 41 music schools and he has 30+ general managers working for him to manage schools all over the country.

In this episode, Jeff shares a WEALTH of knowledge about what his general managers do… and gives a lot of practical advice for how you can hire someone to manage the admin in your school or studio!

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Here’s what we cover in the episode:

  • Why hiring a music school manager can help your music school
  • The versatile role of a general manager in your school
  • How much work does a general manager really do?
  • The top 3 tasks that occupy a general manager’s time
  • How a general manager can support teacher training and assessment
  • Does the general manager run the studio on their own?
  • Tips for hiring a general manager who fits your needs
  • Budgeting for a music school manager
  • How to evaluate your general manager’s performance
  • How general managers can provide consistent support for your teachers

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.

For other practical ideas on how to save time, scale, and get more students, check out our free resources at the link below.



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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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