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How to Email Your Music Students About a Rate Increase

OK, you’ve decided to raise your rates.  Time to email your music students. You sit at your computer.  Your heart accelerates.  You type a few words, and nausea churns in your gut.  How do you write this without sounding like a douchebag? And what if it drives away your students?  Could this one email destroy your business? I […]

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4 Reasons to Stop Competing With Other Music Teachers

Check out my Facebook Live broadcast on this topic. I was gushing to my mom earlier this week about my upcoming course for music teachers, and as is often the case when I hyperventilate about something, she had some words of caution. “Aren’t you kind of shooting yourself in the foot though, honey? Helping other teachers?” she […]

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Run Your Business Like a General

The greatest battles of life are fought out daily in the silent chambers of the soul. – David O. McKay This tree-hugging pacifist has joined the military. Not literally, of course. The army wouldn’t want my bad eyes, bad back, and (as soon as the shooting starts) bad attitude.  But I’ve been applying some military discipline to […]

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My FREE 2-minute Rate Calculator for Music Teachers

Fun fact: The ancient Romans believed you could predict the future by examining the entrails of sacrificed animals. Another fun fact: 47% of independent music teachers use this method when setting their rates. How did you choose how much to charge your students? Did you make a thorough evaluation of the value of your offer, analyze your […]

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