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CPTP135: How to use Instagram to Market Your Studio with Dawn Ivers

By Tim Topham | Piano Teaching

Aug 17

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Instagram is a unique social media platform. It’s all images, with no links…and it can be confusing to know how we can use Instagram to market our studios effectively.

Is Instagram just for building our community, or can we use it to attract new students? What are the best images to post and where can we get them?

Those are the questions that Dawn Ivers is here to answer today.

Dawn Ivers

Dawn has a beautifully curated Instagram for her own studio, and she also helps to create graphics for Shelly Davis’s Piano Parent Podcast. I’m delighted she was able to join me for this interview and I hope it helps you demystify Instagram for your piano studio once and for all.

Transcript

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In this episode, you’ll learn

  • How Instagram is most useful for piano studios
  • The demographics who Instagram is popular with
  • What to post on Instagram
  • Where you can use links on Instagram
  • How to get permission to use students’ photos
  • What hashtags are for and when to use them
  • How “Stories” work and how you might use them

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Do you use Instagram to market your studio?

How do you use it and what do you post? Do new parents ever find you through Instagram?

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About the Author

Tim Topham has one mission in life: to stem the tide of children quitting music lessons by helping teachers maximise student engagement through creativity, technology and innovation. Tim hosts the popular Creative Piano Teaching Podcast, blogs regularly at timtopham.com and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as pedagogy, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, Californian Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.