In today’s show, one of our favourite podcast guests and TopMusic friend, Mike Grande, is back on the show. We dive into a rich conversation with him, spanning from the latest at his music schools and his platform Rock Out Loud Live, to his life-changing experience and trip to Africa. Mike shares insights from his new book, “From Teacher to Coach (And why you would NEVER want to be a Teacher),” delving into the profound impact of coaching in music education. Throughout the conversation, Mike emphasizes the power of building rapport and techniques like anchoring positive behavior. Tune in for an inspiring journey through the realms of music, education, and the transformative power of coaching.
Mike Grande is the founder of Rock Out Loud Live and the owner of two elite music schools in New York and New Jersey. In November 2019, after spending over $650,000 building out his New Jersey school, Rock Out Loud, he was told he had to close due to COVID-19. As the music education world went to ZOOM for virtual music lessons, Mike decided to accelerate the production of his own Virtual Music Lesson Portal – RockOutLoud.live. RockOutLoud.live is the world’s FIRST Virtual Music Lesson portal designed for music educators that is three years in the making. When Mike is not rocking out at one of his music schools, he wears his corporate suit as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer for a specialty financial institution on Park Avenue.
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