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VMT109 – Vibrant Music Studio 101 – Relevant

VMT109 – Vibrant Music Studio 101 – Relevant

August 10, 2020

Choosing repertoire that feels relevant and that our students love sounds like it would be an obvious priority for us as teachers. But, sometimes, we can get so caught up in the weeds of teaching that we forget about the music. Take a step back with me and check in to see if your studio meets this foundational criteria.

VMT108 – Vibrant Music Studio 101 – Open

VMT108 – Vibrant Music Studio 101 – Open

August 3, 2020

The primary goal of my studio and how I structure my curricula is all about opening doors for my students. I want them to have excellent technique and reading skills, yes, but I also want them to know about improvisation, lead sheets, composing and all genres of music so that they have a wide variety of musical paths to choose from.

VMT107 – Vibrant Music Studio 101 – Fun

VMT107 – Vibrant Music Studio 101 – Fun

July 27, 2020

Being a fun music teaching studio means a lot more than just having a smile on your face or playing games every once in a while. It can also mean your students learn faster and more thoroughly. Find out how in this episode.

VMT106 – Vibrant Music Studio 101 – Cool

VMT106 – Vibrant Music Studio 101 – Cool

July 20, 2020

Would your students describe you as “cool”? We’re diving into what it means to be a cool teacher and why your relationships with your students are so important to their progress in this episode.

VMT105 – Vibrant Music Studio 101 – Professional

VMT105 – Vibrant Music Studio 101 – Professional

July 13, 2020

Being perceived as a professional is an important part of having the respect and attention of your students and their parents. Find out the three foundational factors that can make your business more professional in this episode.

VMT104 – Vibrant Music Studio 101 – Welcoming

VMT104 – Vibrant Music Studio 101 – Welcoming

July 6, 2020

Have you thought about the experience of a new student and their parents in your studio? Do you think they would feel welcomed and validated in their decision to join right from the get-go? We’ll explore strategies to make sure they do in this episode.

VMT103 – Vibrant Music Studio 101 – Profitable

VMT103 – Vibrant Music Studio 101 – Profitable

June 29, 2020

If your music teaching studio is a business – and it is – then one of your primary goals should be to make a profit. To do that, you need to plan for it and put procedures in place that make your income predictable.

VMT102 – Vibrant Music Studio 101 – Consistent

VMT102 – Vibrant Music Studio 101 – Consistent

June 22, 2020

This episode is part of the Vibrant Music Studio 101 which will take you through 10 foundational building blocks for all great music teaching studios. Consistency is the name of the game this week. Is your studio consistent? Do you have policies and procedures and do you actually stick to them?

VMT101 – Vibrant Music Studio 101 – Deliberate

VMT101 – Vibrant Music Studio 101 – Deliberate

June 15, 2020

This episode is part of the Vibrant Music Studio 101 which will take you through 10 foundational building blocks for all great music teaching studios. In this first episode, we’re focussing on being deliberate with our businesses and taking them (and ourselves!) seriously.

VMT100 – Teacher Lessons Learned in the Past Year

VMT100 – Teacher Lessons Learned in the Past Year

June 8, 2020

This special episode celebrates our 100th episode in style by sharing some of the lessons listeners have learned over the past year. I hope you’ll tune in as we take a look at what lifelong learning means to these music teachers.

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