Staying Alive: How to Survive and Thrive as a Modern Music Teacher

Presented by Angela Marshall and Davis Dorrough (2020)
Modern culture has changed what parents want and how students learn in music lessons. Despite this, teachers can build a dream job if they are armed with the right information and willing to adapt. Music teachers may believe they are dealing with one generation, but they are actually dealing with three: Millennials, Generation Z, and Generation Alpha. Discover how these three very different generations learn and parent, and how that affects the teaching business in today’s economy.

Administration Frustration: Simple Strategies for Common Teacher Problems

Presented by Jennifer Foxx (2020)
Do you spend too much time addressing issues such as late tuition payments or having students show up too early or not at all? Do families quit without notice? Wish you could motivate students to practice more? In this session Jennifer will not only address common frustrations but help us better understand parent concerns and how to properly resolve miscommunications and confrontations. Where there is a problem, there is always a strategy to resolve it.

Efficient Business Practices: Save Time, Reduce Stress and Have More Fun

Presented by Angela Marshall and Davis Dorrough (2019)
Do administrative tasks take all your time? Do you wish your studio would run itself so you could get back to teaching? Save time and reduce stress through efficient business practices! Learn how two music teachers with business backgrounds run their studios in ten minutes a day. Master efficient business practices so you have more time to teach and make music!

Creative Marketing for Independent Teachers

Presented by Angela Marshall and Davis Dorrough (2019)
Do you want more students? Do you have trouble filling morning lesson slots or special group classes? We can help! Learn creative marketing strategies from a studio that went from zero to sixty students in six months and has a group class program with a four-month waiting list. This session will cover modern techniques for reaching your target audience on multiple platforms, boosting enrollment and referrals, and increasing student retention.

Marketing Magic to Make Your Studio Sparkle

Presented by David Love (2016)
Still putting up 8.5×11” flyers advertising your studio with the same old cursive font and removable phone number tabs at the bottom? In this session, we will explore practical marketing tips from this generation for the independent music teacher. Learn how to maximize your efforts in everything from social media to good old fashioned word of mouth.