Now Available: Webinars!

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NEW FEATURE Studio Helper now will offer Webinars. You will see a tab that says Webinars on your toolbar. You can register through that tab. The first webinar will be held July 19th at 10 am CST. This first webinar will be about Setting Up Your Studio. If interested, please register. You will receive a… Read more »

Maximizing Your Studio’s Earning Potential

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One of the challenges in scheduling piano lessons is that most of my clients are school aged children.  This means that by the time a student gets out of school and over to my home studio it is typically 4:00.  Most school aged children–especially the younger ones I tend to work with–are at their best… Read more »

The Next Big Thing

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From the moment I opened my studio, I’ve always had the same question in the back of my mind: what is the “next big thing” and how am I going to make it a reality? Since that day over five years ago, I’ve had some pretty amazing “next big things” happen. I made the transition… Read more »

5 Ways to Organize Studio Repertoire

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If there’s one thing us studio owners have lots of, it’s this: music. We’re constantly purchasing and collecting songs to use with our students, and I know I’m not the only one who has struggled with the best way to keep my ever-growing repertoire organized. And after five years of trying to figure it out,… Read more »

Is it Time for a Studio Upgrade?

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About six months prior to making the leap from running my studio part-time to full-time, I decided it was time for an upgrade. For the past three years, my studio had been located at the front of my house, meaning my students would enter through the front door and parents would wait in the living… Read more »

Readying Your Studio for 2012

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At the top of my list of to-do’s over the holiday break? Whipping my studio into shape for the new year. It was badly in need of reorganization after the end-of-semester frenzy — and I’m pretty sure mine isn’t the only one! That, of course begs the question: is your studio ready for 2012? I… Read more »

How I get things done. Finding tools and using them.

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I have just finished reading both Tim Ferris’ book, ‘The Four Hour Work Week’ & Michael E Gerber’s, ‘The E Myth Revisited.’ They are both wonderful reads for generating new and interesting angles on how to manage your studio or school. Today I wanted to discuss some of the tools I have implemented, based in… Read more »

Dress (Your Studio) for Success

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Looks Matter! This is a tough time for the economy and parents are often looking for ways to trim expenses… sometimes that may mean cutting the lessons and classes that support your business.What can you do to retain and add clients, because you “stand out from the crowd?” Let’s think for a moment about how… Read more »