Two-Year Waitlist: An Entrepreneurial Guide for Music Teachers
As a 25-year veteran of the piano instruction profession and current President of the California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT), Noreen Wenjen understands the importance of not only creating a nurturing environment for music students but also what music teachers need to do to establish a successful music studio with longevity.
In her new book, Two-Year Waitlist: An Entrepreneurial Guide for Music Teachers, Wenjen shares her tried-and-true method of using marketing, technology, and business know-how to grow a two-year wait list for a successful independent music studio.
From identifying the value of a music teacher and connecting with students to taxes, fees and running a music school like a business, she shares knowledge and experience to educate other professional music teachers on how they can create an empire that will have students lining up for their expertise.
After two decades of teaching at two flourishing piano studios and maintaining her own two-year waitlist, she wrote her first book, Two-Year Waitlist: An Entrepreneurial Guide for Music Teachers, to be an in-depth guide that will help fellow teachers and instructors take their businesses to the next level. Noreen shares her tried-and-true method of using marketing, technology, and business know-how to grow a two-year wait list for a successful independent music studio. Noreen’s ultimate goal with her book is to educate other professional music teachers on how they can create creating an exceptional student/teacher experience that will enable them to enjoy their own two-year waitlist.
Now Available in eBook Format!
Noreen Wenjen Bio:
Noreen Wenjen displayed a love of music and an interest in business and teaching at an early age. She began performing in piano competitions at age five and talked her playdates out of playing with Barbies and into playing “office” and “school” instead. She performed competitively for twenty years and received top prizes in international piano competitions. Her family tree of piano teachers can be traced back to Beethoven Liszt, Bach, and Chopin. Her piano teachers include Joanna Hodges, Peter Yazbeck, Dr. Stewart Gordon, Nancy Rohr, and Jim McCormick.
A self-proclaimed “accidental piano teacher”, she entered college with plans on studying business and graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Currently, Wenjen is the President of the California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT), is the MTNA Chair for China certification, is the Chair for the MTNA State Presidents’ Advisory Council, and serves on the Editorial Committee member for their national magazine. She also has created a wildly successful in-person and online piano lesson business from her studios in California that has students lining up for her expertise. When not engaged in music, she can be found playing tennis, cooking up a storm, or surfing with her husband and two children.
In Praise of Two-Year Waitlist
“Noreen Wenjen has created an invaluable guide for the private piano teacher. Her years of success in this field have enabled her to write a book that is both comprehensive and wise. An absolute must for piano teachers.”
– Dr. Stewart Gordon, Professor of Keyboard Studies at the Thorton School of Music, University of Southern California
“Thank you for encouraging me to expand my private lesson business online. I’ve pretty much doubled my client base (and subsequently my income) just by doing this 😉 Thanks again!”— Karl Arrieta, percussion instructor
“I was so inspired by your book. Since reading it I have pretty much ramped up my studio to the point that I too am going to end up with a two-year waitlist!”–– Mage, NCTM, Nationally Certified Teacher of Music
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