How to Keep Music Students During Summer [7FMS Ep. #66]

by Daniel Patterson

Do your students take the summer off?

Does your school’s income drop significantly during the summer months?

Have you tried to find ways to keep students during the summertime?

It’s a challenge for any school owner… 

And in this episode, Daniel gives a very detailed system for keeping your current students enrolled during the summer months.

Not only that, Daniel goes quite deep in creating the kind of studio where the expectation is that students will study through the summer months…

So that you can avoid conflict with parents to begin with!

Click below to listen to this really practical episode!


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Here’s what we cover in the episode:

  • Dealing with summer absences in your studio
  • Daniel’s strategy for a successful summer lesson program
  • How to use chaotic summer schedules to your advantage
  • How to know if you should run a summer camp
  • How to create high demand for your summer lessons
  • Everything you need for an unforgettable summer program

By the way, during the episode I mentioned that I would give an example of my summer survey. 

Click below to download:

Featured Bonus: Download our summer survey checklist. Additionally, I have included the survey that I used to keep students over the summer at my own studio. You have my permission to use these resources!  Click Here To Download


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

 One more thing… We are going to do some podcasts on group lessons in the near future!

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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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