The traditional model to teach music lessons involves an exchange of time for money. You teach a music lesson for one hour and you get compensated with a lesson fee. The problem with this approach is that it cannot scale. There is only one of you and only twenty-four hours in a day. In addition to the limitation of your time and energy you will find that the lessons you teach to your music students are quite repetitive. Of course every student will be slightly unique in their needs and learning style but the bulk of information conveyed in [...]
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Do you find yourself saying you are "busy" a lot? If so, take a moment to consider if busy really means overwhelmed. Busy is a feeling, and although it can sound good to say that we are busy it doesn't always mean we are getting things done. Being productive rather than busy is the real goal and it doesn't have to be overwhelming. Busy leads to burnout and it's a real problem these days. For the sake of your mental health, physical wellbeing, and the success of your business, you should deal with it before it gets the best of you. [...]
If there is one piece of advice I give over and over again to aspire online business owners it is to build relationships. It is the best way to grow an audience and develop lifelong fans. In this podcast we look at a framework in which we can build meaningful connections with people that will support your online music teaching business.
On April 13th we had a live session with teachers from around the world. We covered topics including software and hardware, ensemble techniques and workarounds, copyright issues, moving to online courses and marketing your own teaching. If you have questions please feel free to write them in the comments below.
https://youtu.be/IrOsHrldR5U Bridget called in from Scotland where she is the Director of the Merlin Academy of Traditional Music. We discussed some potential ideas for working with groups online. www.merlinmusicacademy.com