Child Safety at Your School (with Greg G.) [7FMS Ep. #96]

by Daniel Patterson


As school owners, we MUST take child safety seriously… 

You do not want to say: “That could never happen at OUR studio.”

In this episode, we brought back Greg Genter (owner of Piano Express) to talk about child safety.

He shares the policies they have in place at the Piano Express’ locations in northern Virginia.

This is a very practical episode and includes specific stories and examples to go along with the training.

Click below to listen to the episode.



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Here’s what we cover in the episode:

  • Strategies for preventing and recovering from accidents in your music school
  • The policies you need to avoid losing everything
  • What additional safety measures do you need to have in place?
  • Essential employee policies for every studio
  • Vital student policies every studio should implement
  • Responding to parent safety concerns and allegations
  • Safeguarding yourself and your employees against false accusations
  • Learning and growing through every experience while prioritizing child safety above all else


Show Notes

Employee Handbook Template. In the episode, Greg mentioned an employee handbook template that you can use. You can find that (We receive nothing if you use this).

Protect Youth Background Check Services. In the episode, Greg mentioned reaching out to his contact at YouthProtect. Her name is Roxanne Palmer. Her details are as follows:

Roxanne Palmer
Regional Account Manager
Protect Youth Sports
Direct Line: 813-937-9070
877-319-5587 Ext: 2245
[email protected] 

Once again, we give this only as a helpful resource… this is not a promotion or affiliate link.



Our guest today is actually one of the sponsors of this podcast!

Look below to learn more about how to get Greg’s group lessons system going in your studio!


SPONSOR – Piano Express from

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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. LeAnn Halvorson

    This is great information for anybody teaching music today in a private studio or school. I really think it should be a must see for pedagogy classes in colleges.

    • Daniel Patterson

      This is just one of those topics that people don’t think about!


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