A proven method designed to walk you through exactly how to grow your private music studio from zero to waitlist-only status WITHOUT working 24/7!

Do you want to have a thriving private studio, but you just don’t know where to start?

Are you frustrated because you just can’t seem to get more than a few students, no matter how many calls you make?

What also doesn’t help is that they don't teach you this stuff in music school…

Hi I’m Tonya!

I’m a musician who created my own dream job teaching private music lessons full-time.  

I’ve built a waitlist-only private music studio from scratch three different times, in three different cities!  

After finishing my doctorate in clarinet performance, I went through countless interviews for university positions, landed a few adjunct gigs, and then finally landed that full-time gig. 

And you know what?

Tonya Lawson standing in a stadium speaking into a hot pink megaphone about 1-on-1 coaching

I hated it!

I realized I already HAD everything I wanted in a job: 

  • The ability to set my own schedule

  • I got to decide who I wanted to teach and who I didn’t

  • No more faculty meetings 

  • I was my own freaking boss

…and I was actually making MORE MONEY running my private music studio than I was making as a full-time university professor!

It wasn’t always easy, but I learned all the biz strategies I needed to make my studio successful and sustainable.

That’s why I've dedicated my career to helping OTHER MUSIC TEACHERS grow the same type of studio.  And because I already went through the years of figuring this all out and making all the mistakes FOR you… I’m here to save you the trouble of having to figure it out for yourself by just telling you everything I learned along the way!

The Music Studio Method is NOT designed to teach you how to be a music teacher…you already KNOW that! 

Instead, it walks you step-by-step through a proven system that teaches you what you DIDN’T LEARN IN MUSIC SCHOOL…how to run a sustainable business that supports the life you want to live

Our three-part system is designed to take you from zero students to a waitlist-only music studio in 3 go-at-your-own-pace courses.  


Start-up is designed for teachers who are starting a studio from scratch

Are you ready to start teaching music lessons but just don't know where to start?  Start-up is for you!

The Music Studio Method (Start up)


Growth is designed for teachers who already have a small studio and are ready to grow larger

Do you already have a few students but are ready for your studio to take off? Growth is for you!

The Music Studio Method (Growth)


Expand is designed for music studio owners who are ready to stop trading hours for dollars and take their business to the next level.  

See ya, income ceiling!

The Music Studio Method (Expand)

Customer stories

Stephen - Touring Musician

I’ve been a professional gigging and touring guitar player for 40 years. I saw Dr. Lawson on Instagram offering a course on how to get started teaching. Especially during covid, when gigs are still being canceled left and right, I saw her course as a great opportunity for me to create more income as a guitar teacher! Her enthusiasm is infectious!! 

Billy- Graduate Student

So much has improved since I began working with Tonya. I have more students in my studio, my lesson plans have been more robust, and most importantly, I’ve seen great progress from every single student of mine! I’ve even become more savvy with my tax write-offs and saved hundreds of dollars during tax season, plus I finally began putting money away in a Roth IRA. None of this would have happened as quickly without Tonya!

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