The “Apple” in this case is former CEO Steve Jobs who took Apple Inc. from a floundering corporation to a computer conglomerate. How he accomplished this feat is an excellent lesson for piano teachers running their own studios.
I once read a not-so-flattering article on Steve Jobs and his notorious desire for control. The article chastised him for being arrogant and controlling, but at the same time praised him for these exact qualities. Every decision made by the Apple corporation, even the design of the staircase in the lobby of Apple headquarters, got final approval from Steve Jobs. No detail, regardless of size or importance was overlooked by the world’s most influential CEO. (image courtesy of Corbis/ Deanna Low, Fortune Magazine)
I thought to myself, I need to start acting like Steve Jobs. I need to pay attention to every tiny detail in the running of our piano school. So I did!
From the paint color on the walls of our piano teaching studios, to the tone of voice on our answering machine message, to the font used in our email communications… I started to pay attention to it all. And what a difference it made.
Before long, our piano school had transformed into this polished, professional, and fantastically classy business. All of the little changes I had made added up to a big difference in people’s perception of our piano teaching school.
Why not give it a try? Starting today, make one small, daily change to the way you run your piano teaching business and before long things will start to take off.
Not Sure Which Changes To Make?
It can be hard deciding on which changes to make. As we made-over our piano teaching studio some changes worked and others did not. I wished we would have had the benefit of knowing which changes would not work, but unfortunately, trial and error was our only option.
For you, however, the choice is different. We have made and learned from the mistakes already so you don’t have to. Following our piano teaching blueprint could save you a lot of time and bring you a lot of success.