Presented By Donna Hall
At the NAMM Show 2009, Donna Hall from the New York School of Music described how she kept from losing one of her best teachers to another music school. Now, one year later, let’s hear about what other surprising outcomes emerged as a result.
Presented By Donna Hall
Listen to Donna Hall’s creative solution when one of her star teachers contemplates leaving to teach at another music school.
Presented By Dom Famularo, Donna Hall, Jeff Gastineau, Pete Gamber
In this clip, Dom Famularo is asked an interesting question by an audience member in the Idea Center: What happens when your students start to play better than your teachers? He shares his perspective on the idea that sometimes you can't just hire better teachers—you have to make them.
Presented By Pete Gamber
In addition to increasing foot traffic in your store, print music sales and consumables sales, Pete Gamber describes some of the many additional benefits to having music lessons in your store.
Presented By Pete Gamber
Finding qualified teachers is a major challenge that many stores face.  Pete Gamber reveals some of the resources he uses to find experienced teachers. 
Presented By Pete Gamber
After you gather the basic elements for your store’s lesson program such as an engaging teaching staff, practical lesson rooms and a level of student interest, you need to turn your attention to execution. A well thought-out plan has vision, creativity and the ability to maintain that student interest.
Presented By Pete Gamber
Signing up for music lessons should be an easy process for both your customers and your staff.  Since lessons can be a great source of revenue, everyone on staff should be capable of quickly signing up new students.
Presented By Pete Gamber
What if you have a customer inquiring about taking lessons at your store, but no available time slots to offer?  Instead of turning away a potential student due to scheduling conflicts, Pete Gamber recommends keeping a waiting list as an alternative solution.  Waiting lists can help you avoid losing future business in case your lesson schedule changes, or if you acquire new teaching staff.
Presented By Pete Gamber
Pete Gamber gives some tips on how to make your lesson rooms a safe, comfortable and productive environment for your teachers and students.
Presented By Pete Gamber
When selecting new teachers, in-person interviews should be a crucial component in your decision-making process.  In this clip, Pete Gamber summarizes some of the key points to remember when conducting interviews for teaching staff.

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