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

Transcription:

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