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10 Ways to Supercharge Your Open Mic Night

Now that you’ve got your event off the ground, it’s time to take it to the next level.

In order to run a truly successful open mic, you’ll want to consider, ahead of time, the technical and emotional needs of everyone involved.

Below are a few essential tips:

Be Organized and Prepared

First of all, have a plan! Make sure you’ve decided on a format, a start and end time, etc. and that you properly communicate this to all of the folks who show up.

Also, make sure you get to the venue early enough to properly set up the sound system in a relaxed manner.

A lot of performers like to show up early to claim a spot on the sign up sheet. If your sound system is already set up and troubleshot, you’ll be less distracted and, as a result you’ll have the freedom to focus your energy and attention on the participants as they arrive. We’ll talk a little more about accommodating your guest further along in this post.

Start and Maintain an Email List

In order to generate the numbers that will keep your open mic afloat, you need to build a core group of returning performers and music lovers and the best way to do that is to keep in touch through the use of an email list. Make sure to have an email sign up sheet available in a prominent place and make sure to announce its presence regularly. Continue reading

Getting the Word Out – How to Gain and Retain More Students

In this article we’ll be discussing some proven strategies for attracting students to your teaching studio.

Why?       Because a teacher without students is like a day without night. Students need teachers and teachers need students.

There’s an interdependency at work that can’t be denied.

Another important reason you’re going to want students is because they are the ones that pay you! So it may be more proper to say:

A teacher without students is a teacher with no income.

So let’s get to work. Let’s get you some more students so you can get some more money and get on with your life. I’ve broken my personal strategy down into three broad categories:

3 Steps to Getting More Students