Reimagining Music Lessons with Nate Shaw | EP 233

Podcast Episode - June 17, 2024

A Transformative Conference Experience Years ago, I went to a conference, and a thought leader in the dance studio space spoke. The audience was really nothing but dance school owners, and a friend invited me. She thought it would be beneficial for me to attend, and she was right. This one woman got up and … Continue reading “Reimagining Music Lessons with Nate Shaw | EP 233”

A Rare Opportunity to Work with Dave Simon | EP 232

Podcast Episode - June 6, 2024

Get a Mentor, Be a Mentor Years ago, someone once told me that it’s important to always have a mentor in your business and to also be a mentor. That idea has really stuck with me over the years.   A business mentor can give you a perspective you don’t have on your business. Hopefully, … Continue reading “A Rare Opportunity to Work with Dave Simon | EP 232”

A Cure to the Music Teacher Shortage Part III | EP 231

Podcast Episode - June 5, 2024

When I started this podcast in 2019, I interviewed a parent from my music school to better understand what motivates parents and their expectations from music lessons. This incredibly informative conversation led to a series called How to Cure the Practice Problem. In this series, I interviewed parents about their thoughts on practice, challenged some … Continue reading “A Cure to the Music Teacher Shortage Part III | EP 231”

A Cure to the Music Teacher Shortage Part II | EP 230

Podcast Episode - May 31, 2024

A Creative Solution to Finding Music Teachers Our guests today, Cathy Hallessey and Brian Brodersen from U-Rock Music School near Ottawa, Canada, have found a fascinating solution to finding instructors. They only hire teenagers as their teaching staff. At first, I was skeptical—teenage teachers? How does that work?   After chatting with Cathy, Brian, and … Continue reading “A Cure to the Music Teacher Shortage Part II | EP 230”

How to Lead During a Crisis | EP 229

Podcast Episode - May 22, 2024

Leadership is an essential skill that often develops naturally as we grow our businesses. Initially, when we start with just one employee – ourselves – we don’t think about leadership. But as soon as we hire even one more person, leadership becomes essential.     Discovering Leadership Skills I didn’t truly grasp the importance of … Continue reading “How to Lead During a Crisis | EP 229”