Are you a music teacher? Do you wish you could find more ways to earn money from your passion?

In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I interview Brent Vaartstra of Learn Jazz Standards and Passive Income Musician to discuss his journey to this point and how he built a six-figure music instruction website.

Podcast Highlights:

  • 00:18 – Who is Brent Vaartstra?
  • 00:31 – When did you first start getting into music?
  • 02:31 – What is your background?
  • 04:30 – How profitable was it for you to play jazz?
  • 06:34 – The importance of networking in the music industry
  • 07:57 – How did the Learn Jazz Standards website come about?
  • 11:09 – How did you come to know that there was a hungry market in jazz?
  • 12:31 – Obsessively practicing as a musician
  • 14:25 – How long did it take for you to build Learn Jazz Standards into a six-figure business?
  • 17:20 – Passive Income Musician podcast
  • 18:29 – Making books for Hal Leonard
  • 21:53 – Why engaging an audience is an important skill in today’s music industry
  • 23:17 – What is one of the biggest challenges you’ve encountered as an entrepreneur?
  • 26:21 – What is one of the biggest victories you’ve experienced as an entrepreneur?
  • 28:57 – Are there any books or resources that have helped you on your journey?
  • 31:22 – Closing thoughts


Coming soon.

David Andrew Wiebe

Founder & CEO at The Music Entrepreneur HQ
David Andrew Wiebe has built an extensive career in songwriting, live performance, recording, session playing, production work, investing, and music instruction. In addition to helping musicians unlock their full potential, he also continues to maintain a performance schedule with Long Jon Lev and Adrenalize. If you'd like to be notified whenever the blog is updated, click here to subscribe.
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