Tonya Lawson

Tonya Lawson is a college professor and private music teacher who has been running a successful private music studio for more than 20 years. She enjoys sharing her love for music with her private students as well as sharing her business knowledge with other private music teachers!

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How To Be Successful With Affiliate Marketing Without Followers

You’ve probably heard of affiliate marketing. Maybe you’ve even thought about trying it out but aren’t sure you have a big enough social media following to make any real money. But the truth is, you don’t need followers to make money through this method. You can earn a consistent monthly income through affiliate marketing WITHOUT …

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Ready For An Upgrade? The Best Clarinet Mouthpiece for Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced Players

If you have been playing clarinet for a while, you probably have heard from a band director or private teacher that it’s time for a clarinet mouthpiece upgrade.  But with so many choices out there, making a decision can be confusing.   So, what is the best clarinet mouthpiece?   Well, that depends on a lot of …

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Studio Branding: How to Create a Strong Brand Identity for Your Business

This article contains affiliate links.  If you use these links to buy something we may earn a small commission which helps support the site and allows us to keep publishing great content. “Once I’m up and running I will invest time in branding.” Sound familiar?  This is a common mindset among many small business owners …

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Teaching Rhythm to Beginners: Rhythmic Development Made Simple

Rhythm is one of the most fundamental elements of music and often the element that many students struggle to master.  Teaching beginning music students is very rewarding but teaching rhythm to beginners can be exceptionally challenging as most of them tend to focus on learning the notes first.  Luckily, teaching rhythm doesn’t have to be …

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Earn Regular Income Teaching Private Lessons: 5 ways to get students to pay on time

When I first began teaching, I was really bad at the business side of running a studio.  I wanted to be all about the art and creativity and hated talking about money.  I had an ambiguous payment policy and I am lucky that most of my students paid me…eventually. As private teachers, collecting payments is …

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