Assessing Your Music Teachers – Part 1

I've asked several music school owners, "What makes your school different from the others?" The answer is almost always the same. “Our competitive advantage is our excellent teaching staff. Our…

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Lesson Supply vs Demand

There is a long-standing disconnect between Default Programs offered by music schools and the real wants of consumers with regards to reading music. Most music schools don't offer programs for…

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The Default Program

Almost every unaccredited music school has a Default Program. They probably don't call it that. They probably don't call it anything. It's just the tacitly agreed-upon lesson program students get…

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Taking Lessons on Autopilot

A common reason that music students don't reach their goals is that many don't have any goals to begin with. Too many people sign up for music school on auto-pilot,…

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Musicians and Robots

In Alpin Hong's TEDx video on YouTube, he plays the opening of Mozart's "Twinkle Little Star Variation." ("Twinkle Twinkle Death Star" starts at 14:15) It’s a fast, intricate piece which…

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