6 Reasons to Build Community in Your School [7FMS Ep. #73]

by Daniel Patterson


What’s your school’s main business strategy?

How do you intend to hire and retain teachers?

How will you find and retain students?

How will you motivate your students to practice and excel?

All of these issues are directly impacted by the core values of your studio.

And you have a choice as to what those values are!

In this episode, Nate unpacks a concept that he has been talking about for 70+ episodes… the idea of community as their central business strategy.

“Building community” can be such a buzzword. 

Not for Nate.

Listen to this episode to learn 6 reasons for building a community driven school… and learn how to borrow Nate’s strategies for your school!

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Here’s what we cover in the episode:

  • Reasons to Build Community in Your School
  • Examples of community, and why it’s so important to your studio’s success
  • Building a community that makes you want to show up daily
  • How community can radically improve your retention
  • How community inspires students to push past their limits
  • Let’s get practical: How to actually build this in your school
  • The payoff: What you get when you commit to community
  • Ways to build relationships with your students
  • How your participation plays a vital role in the success of your community

We’d love to hear from you… what was your big takeaway this episode? What questions do you have?

You can do so by contacting us here.

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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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