Don’t Lose Students That You Love! [7FMS Ep. #67]

by Daniel Patterson


What concrete actions can you take to greatly increase the chances that a student will stay in your studio for the long-term?

No, this is not another episode about retention.

We’re talking about laying out a proactive vision for students… enrolling them into an experience…

A vision and experience so rich that quitting would never cross their mind.

How do you do that?

And, how do you take these principles and apply them to YOUR programs?

Click below to find out…


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Here’s what we cover in the episode:

  • How to nurture 10-year students in your studio
  • How to get parents invested in their student’s journey
  • How to be active in your students’ journeys – through self-reflection
  • How to be active in your students’ journeys – through teachers
  • How to be active in your students’ journeys – through curriculum
  • How to stay committed to yourself and your students

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.

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

Please leave your questions that you’d like answered here… it only takes 30 seconds!


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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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  1. Drew

    Great info, I’m wondering what you would say are healthy numbers or metrics to hit for attrition rate.

    • Daniel Patterson

      Drew, in an earlier episode we did on retention, Nate suggested shooting for a 2%-4% attrition rate per month as a goal.

      That’s an ambitious goal, but BMF has been able to consistently hit that for a long time.

      Episode is here:


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