What’s Most Urgent in Your Music School? (w. Kyrsten R.) [7FMS Ep. #89]

by Daniel Patterson


“How do I know what to work on next in my music school?!?!?”

There is so much competing for your attention and so many tasks to complete.

It can be difficult to know what’s best next!!!

In this episode, we invited Kyrsten, who manages Grow Your Music Studio’s projects, to come on the podcast.

Kyrsten gives a lot of great ideas on how to choose projects, how to delegate, and what it takes to do it efficiently and on a sensible budget.

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Here’s what we cover in the episode:

  • Brainstorming ideas, divergent vs. convergent thinking, and team roles
  • Juggling roles, budget, quality, and speed in project management
  • Checking profits, audience, rivals, and what makes you unique
  • Learning from mistakes, gaining wisdom through experience
  • Checking out ideas, alignment, and exploring profitability


Show Notes

During the episode, a number of resources were mentioned…

Episodes 46 and 48. Two episodes where Daniel goes deep on building a systems based business and how to get your team to build your studio’s operations manual for you! 

How They Keep You Poor Forever by Alex Hormozi. Kyrsten mentioned this helpful video during the episode. Most business owners focus on “new” (thinking they need to add things to their business) when they should be focusing on MORE and BETTER (improving what you already have). This is a video that I’ve watched MANY times.

Kolbe Test. There are tests for measuring IQ, personality, what type of leader you are, how you think… but did you know that there’s a test that measures how you work? This is one of the most insightful tests I’ve ever taken, and I have all of my team members take this test when they first start working for me. It helps me to know how to manage them.


Let us know by leaving a comment or sending us a message!

See you next week!



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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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