The Studio Challenge is creating tools to help music teachers grow their studios.
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patrons
Where are all the students?
Why am I always chasing payments?
Does anyone ever read my emails?
Why is it so hard to run a music studio? 

The truth is, running a music studio is HARD WORK! But for many of us, it is hard work that we were absolutely not equipped for. Years of piano pedagogy classes do not prepare you for scheduling, taking payments, advertising, or dealing with crazy parents. 

I'm here to help. I started The Studio Challenge Facebook group in the summer of 2016 and in less than 18 months we grew to over 1500 members. I wanted to create an encouraging and challenging group where teachers and studio owners could ask questions and grow their studios. I wanted the focus to be on business. Music teachers talk about repertoire, teaching styles, new curriculum, and all sorts of musical things. But very few actually talk about how to run a music studio.

Our Facebook group has helped HUNDREDS of teachers to improve their studios and their business strengths. You don't have to sacrifice one for the other. They aren't mutually exclusive. You can be both a great teacher AND a great business owner! 

If you are ready to take the next step, this Patreon is for you. You need a little extra push, some structure, and a little consulting to get your studio moving forward.

You don't have to do it alone anymore. 

My name is Shane and I have been teaching for 15 years in almost every way that you can imagine:
  • out of my HOME
  • in CHURCHES
  • in MUSIC SCHOOLS
  • in MUSIC STORES
  • using SKYPE and VIDEO LESSONS
  • on my own in a COMMERCIAL SPACE
  • running a MULTI-TEACHER COMMERCIAL STUDIO

I am a multi-instrumentalist and teach a variety of instruments:
  • GUITAR
  • PIANO
  • DRUMS
  • UKULELE
  • BASS GUITAR
  • SAXOPHONE
  • and MORE! 

When I got married 11 years ago my goal was to provide for my family through teaching music lessons. When my son came along, that goal changed to being able to provide without having to teach 40+ hours each week.

There was a time where I taught almost 80 students every week. I am four years into owning my own studio and I now teach less than 10 students each week.

Our studio has grown and thrived to more than DOUBLE it's original size! 

You can do this.

You are already an awesome teacher.

Now it's time to have an awesome business. 


Tiers
Mastermind Tier
$19 or more per month

Monthly Mastermind Sessions

  • Join our Group Video Chat each month where we discuss the current month's Challenge with practical tips. 
  • Send in your questions to be answered if you can't make it live. 
  • Watch replays of past Mastermind Sessions.
  • Each Session features time at the end for questions and brainstorming help for your studio.  

Monthly Guide and Checklist

  • Monthly Guide to help you dig in deeper for our Monthly Challenge.
  • Each Guide contains a Checklist to help you get started fast. 


Monthly Video

  • Monthly Video with practical tips and encouragement to help with the Monthly Challenge. 


Access to Patron Only Feed 

  • Bonus content only for Patrons 
  • Vote on Polls for future content
  • Get Studio Challenge news and updates before anyone else
Office Hours Tier
$77 or more per month

WEEKLY Office Hours

  • Send messages, voice memos, documents, pictures, videos, and anything else you need throughout each week through Voxer. 
  • Every Wednesday I will check in and respond to give you tips and encouragement to grow your business. 


Monthly Website and Facebook Reviews

  • Every month I will send a video review of your Website or Facebook page filled with practical tips and encouragement. 


Access to all content from Mastermind Tier

  • Join our LIVE Monthly Mastermind Sessions
  • Get Replays from past Mastermind Sessions
  • Monthly Guide and Checklist
  • Monthly Video
  • Access to Patron only content
Consulting Tier
$147 or more per month (sold out!)

Monthly 1-on-1 Consulting

  • Each month, we'll sit down for a 60 minute video chat to discuss anything about your studio. 
  • Set goals, get organized, grow your studio, simplify your life, perfect your policies, automate your workflow, marketing/advertising, website and social media, other creative projects, and just about anything else you can think of. 


Access to all content from Mastermind and Office Hours Tier

  • WEEKLY Office Hours
  • Monthly Facebook/Website Review
  • Get Replays from past Mastermind Sessions
  • Monthly Guide and Checklist
  • Monthly Video
  • Access to Patron only content
Goals
47 of 50 patrons
When we reach 50 Patrons, I'll get started on a Big Goal that I've been putting off: New Online Course, Studio Challenge Podcast, or Studio Challenge Book. I'll create a poll and YOU get to choose!
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Where are all the students?
Why am I always chasing payments?
Does anyone ever read my emails?
Why is it so hard to run a music studio? 

The truth is, running a music studio is HARD WORK! But for many of us, it is hard work that we were absolutely not equipped for. Years of piano pedagogy classes do not prepare you for scheduling, taking payments, advertising, or dealing with crazy parents. 

I'm here to help. I started The Studio Challenge Facebook group in the summer of 2016 and in less than 18 months we grew to over 1500 members. I wanted to create an encouraging and challenging group where teachers and studio owners could ask questions and grow their studios. I wanted the focus to be on business. Music teachers talk about repertoire, teaching styles, new curriculum, and all sorts of musical things. But very few actually talk about how to run a music studio.

Our Facebook group has helped HUNDREDS of teachers to improve their studios and their business strengths. You don't have to sacrifice one for the other. They aren't mutually exclusive. You can be both a great teacher AND a great business owner! 

If you are ready to take the next step, this Patreon is for you. You need a little extra push, some structure, and a little consulting to get your studio moving forward.

You don't have to do it alone anymore. 

My name is Shane and I have been teaching for 15 years in almost every way that you can imagine:
  • out of my HOME
  • in CHURCHES
  • in MUSIC SCHOOLS
  • in MUSIC STORES
  • using SKYPE and VIDEO LESSONS
  • on my own in a COMMERCIAL SPACE
  • running a MULTI-TEACHER COMMERCIAL STUDIO

I am a multi-instrumentalist and teach a variety of instruments:
  • GUITAR
  • PIANO
  • DRUMS
  • UKULELE
  • BASS GUITAR
  • SAXOPHONE
  • and MORE! 

When I got married 11 years ago my goal was to provide for my family through teaching music lessons. When my son came along, that goal changed to being able to provide without having to teach 40+ hours each week.

There was a time where I taught almost 80 students every week. I am four years into owning my own studio and I now teach less than 10 students each week.

Our studio has grown and thrived to more than DOUBLE it's original size! 

You can do this.

You are already an awesome teacher.

Now it's time to have an awesome business. 


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Tiers
Mastermind Tier
$19 or more per month

Monthly Mastermind Sessions

  • Join our Group Video Chat each month where we discuss the current month's Challenge with practical tips. 
  • Send in your questions to be answered if you can't make it live. 
  • Watch replays of past Mastermind Sessions.
  • Each Session features time at the end for questions and brainstorming help for your studio.  

Monthly Guide and Checklist

  • Monthly Guide to help you dig in deeper for our Monthly Challenge.
  • Each Guide contains a Checklist to help you get started fast. 


Monthly Video

  • Monthly Video with practical tips and encouragement to help with the Monthly Challenge. 


Access to Patron Only Feed 

  • Bonus content only for Patrons 
  • Vote on Polls for future content
  • Get Studio Challenge news and updates before anyone else
Office Hours Tier
$77 or more per month

WEEKLY Office Hours

  • Send messages, voice memos, documents, pictures, videos, and anything else you need throughout each week through Voxer. 
  • Every Wednesday I will check in and respond to give you tips and encouragement to grow your business. 


Monthly Website and Facebook Reviews

  • Every month I will send a video review of your Website or Facebook page filled with practical tips and encouragement. 


Access to all content from Mastermind Tier

  • Join our LIVE Monthly Mastermind Sessions
  • Get Replays from past Mastermind Sessions
  • Monthly Guide and Checklist
  • Monthly Video
  • Access to Patron only content
Consulting Tier
$147 or more per month (sold out!)

Monthly 1-on-1 Consulting

  • Each month, we'll sit down for a 60 minute video chat to discuss anything about your studio. 
  • Set goals, get organized, grow your studio, simplify your life, perfect your policies, automate your workflow, marketing/advertising, website and social media, other creative projects, and just about anything else you can think of. 


Access to all content from Mastermind and Office Hours Tier

  • WEEKLY Office Hours
  • Monthly Facebook/Website Review
  • Get Replays from past Mastermind Sessions
  • Monthly Guide and Checklist
  • Monthly Video
  • Access to Patron only content