As the wife of a military husband that requires frequent moves, Bree has had incredible success quickly building teaching studios in many parts of the country. She built her studio in Hawaii to over 70 students and recently filled her teaching studio in California in just two weeks. Through her direct experience and belief in the power of music education Bree created this handbook to share with other music teachers how to streamline the process of building a studio and offer success strategies for the unique challenges of owning and running a music studio.
Excited to learn more? Download a free chapter of this handbook HERE.
Unfortunately many of us have had to learn the hard way of trial and error for successful ways to build a studio and keep it running smoothly. Not knowing where to find students can lead to fruitless recruitment efforts. Having an under developed business plan or insufficient policies create stress and compounded problems that take away from our teaching. Being unfamiliar with the current online media resources for networking and promotion holds us back from connecting with potential students and presenting a professional service. This is where The Handbook of Marketing Strategies for Music Teachers - 88 Free and Low Cost Ways to Book Your Studio Full by Bree Lewis comes in to fill in these gaps and propel musicians who love to teach into successful small business owners with full, flourishing teaching studios.
THE NEW & YOUNG TEACHER: You have played the violin for 20 years and are so passionate about the power a music education holds to positively change young lives that you enroll in teacher training and are bursting with enthusiasm to offer the world your teaching gifts. Now what? This book will give you a step by step guide to help you make your dreams come true of beginning your own violin studio and having immediate successes without having to learn things the hard way. I wish I had something like this when I was first starting out.
A PROGRAM DIRECTOR: I spent several years directing an established Suzuki Violin program at a prestigious music school in Washington DC and two summers directing a summer institute. In both circumstances I remember that I always felt like I was re-inventing the wheel when I was asked to think of development and recruitment ideas. Bree’s handbook takes the guess work out of growing a program and offers a clear strategy for where and how to look for new and ideal students.
THE FULL STUDIO TEACHER: This book is for teachers like myself who are already full. I turn away families on a regular basis but I know from experience that I always need to stay one step ahead and be ready for sudden changes in the economy or other unforeseen events.
THE TEACHER WHO WANTS MORE ONLINE PRESENCE: If you feel overwhelmed or daunted about developing your online presence fear no more. Bree’s book walks you thru all of the resources that are available to music teachers to support our unique line of work. As the title states, she shares with the reader free and low cost strategies so there is no need to worry about large financial investments with her suggestions.
In conclusion, as musicians we pride ourselves with impeccable training on our instruments but often we receive little to no guidance for how to offer these gifts to the world when we set up a private music teaching studio. I wish that I had something like her handbook 8 years ago when starting my own private studio in Oregon. A resource like this would have saved me time, money and heartbreak from having learned the hard way.
Congratulations on your new book Bree and please let us know about future projects!
To purchase click HERE. (book will be on sale thru end of the 2015)
To learn more about Bree Lewis and connect with her click HERE.