Gerry Cobley

Gerry Cobley
Music School Management Guru!

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How Can a Music Studio director capitalize on AI?

by Gerry Cobley on May 21, 2024 9:36:01 AM

Discover how music schools and studios can leverage AI technology to enhance their operations and offerings.


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Streamlining Music School Accounting on a Budget

by Gerry Cobley on May 15, 2024 11:09:31 AM

Discover cost-effective strategies to manage finances for your music school efficiently.


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Surviving COVID-19 the CARES Act and your Music Studio

by Gerry Cobley on Apr 2, 2020 4:29:20 PM

My Short Term Survival Update

The last week has been a little stressful with respect to the music school I help manage. I suspect yours has been too?


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COVID-19 and your Music Studio

by Gerry Cobley on Mar 28, 2020 6:44:14 PM

Surviving COVID-19 ...and maybe thriving

Here is the content of a recent email to our YourVirtuoso customers covering my recommendations for dealing with your current business challenges based on my experiences helping your fellow music studio owners with YourVirtuoso questions, and being on the management team that transformed the studio my wife founded 30 years ago into an online music school - all in a matter of days. Please comment and keep the discussion going so we can all continue to learn from each other...


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Free Music Lesson Management - Really?

by Gerry Cobley on Jan 12, 2020 11:49:51 AM

Yes - Really!


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Beware this SCAM on Music Studios

by Gerry Cobley on May 12, 2017 11:26:02 AM

If you are running a music studio, music school, dance school or indeed any other childrens enrichment establishment you need to be on the lookout for this SCAM. I have seen it several times at our studio, and know of one of our music studio customers who lost several thousand dollars to one just like it.


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The Benefits of Music Teacher Software

by Gerry Cobley on Jul 19, 2016 8:30:00 AM
No More Passion Smashing Paperwork!
Does implementing music teacher software really save you time? Can it actually generate more income from your studio?
In this case study, we have taken a typical, fairly small, music studio as an example, and calculated the time saved, money saved and revenue generated from the use of the suite of studio management features included in YourVirtuoso. The results are compelling. Your mileage may vary, of course. The conclusion probably will not...

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The Business Case for Music School Software

by Gerry Cobley on Jul 7, 2016 11:45:00 AM
Its all about Return on Investment - ROI
Selecting and implementing advanced music studio/school management software takes an investment of your time and effort. As a business manager, in addition to the other (more comfortable) hats you wear, you need to know whether that investment is going to have benefits - a Return on your Investment.
In this case study, we have taken a typical, reasonably large, music studio as an example and calculated the time saved, money saved and revenue generated, and the results are compelling. Your mileage may vary, the conclusion probably will not...

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How To Manage a Music Studio

by Gerry Cobley on Nov 15, 2013 5:28:00 PM

Thinking through all the actions, and potential pitfalls, involved in running your own music school or studio can be daunting - especially for a teacher new to running a business.


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Subscription Business Model for Music Studio Management

by Gerry Cobley on Mar 13, 2012 12:48:00 PM

While individual lessons have generally been paid on amonthly basis, because group classes have set schedules and durations, the most common form of payment has been "Up Front", or a deposit and balance at first class.


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