Studio Owners: Are You Discouraged in Your Career? [7FMS Ep. #86]

by Daniel Patterson


We recently received a note from a listener, and it hit us like a ton of bricks!

He owns a rapidly growing music school and has teachers who work for him.

This listener is discouraged by the fact that parents don’t seem to care about music lessons.

They aren’t excited to have their kids enrolled. They don’t seem to appreciate the work and care that this school owner has put into the business.

In todays episode, we address these points… and provide a framework for thinking clearly and creatively about any difficult emotions you have about your career, our industry, client relationships, or your students.

Tune in as Daniel gives 3 specific questions you should ask yourself when faced with difficult times! 

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Here’s what we cover in the episode:

  • Building a passionate music community – including you!
  • How to use emotions to your advantage
  • Strengthening your teaching approach at the foundational level
  • Tools to make lessons more interactive & exciting
  • Challenging assumptions & strengthening parent relationships

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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. Christy Porter

    Thank you so much for your videos. I appreciate your willingness to share your insights and experiences. I always come away having learned a great deal and excited to improve my teaching and my studio!

    • Daniel Patterson

      Thank you, Christy! Really appreciate you letting us know!


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