You started your own voice biz because you love transformations and singing, dammit.
Little did you know that you were starting *that* kind of biz …
a full-fledged, kick-tushy, now-I-have-to-create systems-and-websites-and-policies-and-and-and-business.
YOU ARE MORE DETERMINED THAN AN 18 YEAR OLD BARITONE WHO WANTS TO SING “WAVING THROUGH A WINDOW”.
Freedom because you don’t have to share the $$$$$$ or the vacation schedule with anybody else.
But terror because…everything is riding on you.
And what do you next? How do you grow?
And you’d rather be naked on stage than admit the whole thing makes you want to curl up in a ball and sob sometimes.
Why is this part so hard?
You’d rather count beats than dollars. (But dollars are soooo nice.) You prefer sending singers audition cuts to sending reminder emails.
Instead, you use up all of your energy sending invoices and answering make-up lesson questions.
And CUE THE BLUES.
How to Run Your Voice Biz Without Hating Your Boss
(Or singing the blues!)
Feeds your soul and your face
Levels up your savvy and your goals
Gives you a reputation that brings you joy and respect
Creates measured results in terms of boundaries and budget
Earns you all the BeastyBoss fist pumps* AKA you and your boss will fall in love
* patent pending
#1: HIRE A BUSINESS COACH.
#3: HOW TO RUN YOUR VOICE BIZ WITHOUT HATING YOUR BOSS.
Each week, you’ll spend a few of hours on targeted, proven homework assignments and have access to a cohort of voice related business owners who, like you, are hungry to level up. AND NEW! I am adding a group coaching call once a week specifically for you and your businesses needs!
Let’s do some math:
Let’s say you charge $240/mo current for students and have 15 students… you make $2880 a year from one student and $43,200 from the 15.
When you do the work in the class and the strategy and transformation in you hands over the audacity to implement a rate raise of $50 more a month – ie $290/mo … you will make $3480 from one student and $52,200 from 15.
AND NOT ONLY PAY OFF THE PROGRAM INVESTMENT (at full price) BUT TWICE MORE.
So, for the equivalent of university business class, you’ll get information and personalized guidance on how to make the investment in the course back, pronto, and how to continue to grow and scale, so you can continue to invest in yourself over and over.
When you work this program, the program works for you. You will increase revenue, decrease overextension, or both. Is it work? Yes. Is it worth it? Oh, my friend. SO MUCH YES.
Oh, and as part of this cohort? I’ve got a couple of perks up my sleeve for you as congratulations and thanks for taking yourself on an adventure… stay tuned!
At the tender age of 23, I longed for an owner’s manual that was student-love focused instead of ninja-warrior-protect-yourself-from-the-big-bad-student focused. I wished for a book or a course that was relevant, savvy, and on point.
And I certainly didn’t want someone telling me I couldn’t wear yoga pants to teach in. Why? Because that wasn’t me.
My mistake? I listened to the should-ers, and I hated my boss.
B.B. King’s guitar,
And I took an exhausting-as-sin, as-many-students-as-I-could-get, chicken-wire-canoe studio to an alive-and-thrive, meet-my-numbers, thirty-hour-a week-that-includes-admin-time-thankyouverymuch sailing yacht studio.
After years running the studio? I knew it was time to support and empower other teachers and voice-related business owners to level-up and expand their impact in their communities.
I am dead set to share my knowledges with friends, colleagues, anyone who will listen, about how they too can remodel their canoe and mojo and dopamine by incorporating actual business practices into their, well, businesses!
That’s why I developed How to Run Your Voice Biz Without Hating Your Boss. Whether you have your glitter-eyes set on a multi-teacher studio or being THEE local outta-your-living-room teacher, or creating a program for other teachers all over the world, I know you will make this happen. And I know how to help.
I’ve distilled my studio building experience and countless hours of helping fellow voice teachers turned biz powerhouses with their marketing, ideal client avatars (I hate this word, by the way), branding, core values identification, strengths based business models, and tax id number-getting, so you can learn what you need to know to have a vibrant voice biz of your own.
Let’s get it. Woot.
What People Are Saying:
My business is more authentic than ever, my sales conversations with people are genuinely me, not sales jargon that makes me feel dirty. When folks buy lessons, they’re buying into the managed crazy that is the magic of my studio. Because she helps me harness the unicorn dreams, give it a path, and bring it to life, I’m more confident than I’ve ever been in the decisions I make that benefit my clients, my teachers, and myself.
– Rebekah P., Orlando, FL
– Sara C., West Middlesex, PA
– Karen M., Las Vegas, NV
My business was growing fast, and Michelle helped me organize, prioritize and systematize. We got real clear real fast on my values and goals. A few short months later and my business is thriving. Her knowledge knows no end, and her most unique quality as a coach is how she sees each human as the individual they are. There is no "one size fits all" nonsense. Michelle is a coach for coaches...the queen bee. Thank you Michelle!
Thorough and engaging
Errik M. Hood
I’m so grateful for Michelle’s expertise! She is uniquely qualified to share business advice with members of our community. Even if I had been able to get information from a coach who isn’t well-acquainted with the idiosyncracies of our profession, when it comes from Michelle I am able to be vastly more confident that she’s steering me in the right direction.
Working with the Faith, Culture, Kiss team has catapulted my business from a hobby that makes money to an ever-growing business!
Karen Michaels, Vocal Power Las Vegas, The Social Butterfly Guru
Without the encouragement and the hard truth/love, I wouldn't have taken the leap and gone out on my own. I would still be working for a boss that brought out the worst in me. I'm so much happier and I'm taking calculated risks to benefit myself and my future.
Elizabeth Barry, Elizabeth Barry Voice Studio
Michelle and her team have become the support network I didn’t know I needed. The information, business coaching, and friendships I have gathered as a member of The Speakeasy Cooperative are invaluable and will continue to be an asset throughout my career as a businesswoman.
If you are looking for exceptional coaching in rap, gospel, or RnB vocal performance, please do yourself a favor and contact Michelle Deveaux of faithculturekiss studio for voice & acting. My journey as a nodule survivor made me appreciate Michelle’s ability to help me safely learn the riffs and runs I desired, while guiding me in maintaining my vocal health. Her instruction had my articulators finessing the rap/soul piece I was working on, and she was able to help me connect with the song to exude its savory essence. Not only is Michelle a great voice teacher, but she also has a realness about her. She has the power to connect with people authentically and strives to celebrate their uniqueness. She won’t try to make you sound like a carbon copy of what is accepted in the mainstream, but she will work to help you find your sound.
Jenita Nakamura - Advocate for Underemphasized Voices
– Leischen Moore, Rare Bird Studios, Tacoma, WA
– Shannon Coates, The Vocal Instrument 101
Frequently Asked Questions [FAQ]
Who is How to Run program not right for?
- Live in the land of “I do not own a business, I just teach”.
- Feel really happy with the amount of money you’re making, the time you’re spending on shenanigans, the type of students you attract, and your marketing plan.
- Don’t want to invest the time and energy in your businesses systems and structure.
- Already know about things like what your unique value proposition is in the field, what your profit margin on Q1’s revenue streams were, and what your ROI was on your latest online course.
- Want to learn by osmosis and/or cut and paste what others are doing in their studio business.
Is the How to Run… class right for me?
- A new teacher or studio owner and have no idea where to start.
- A veteran teacher who has been working for someone else and is looking to transition into full-time studio ownership for yourself.
- A teacher who is now creating for other teachers – authors, program creation, online memberships, and more.
- A been doing this for a while studio owner, and you’ve tried implementing new policies or rates with varying levels of success.
- Frustrated because you’re not sure how to respond to client complaints (hey, it happens to the best of us!) and still deliver high-end service without stress.
- Eager to learn, level up, AND take action (i.e., get your BeastyBoss on)!
How much time will I need for How to Run?
How hard is the homework?
But I won’t lie: Yes, some of this is going to be very hard. And way out of your comfort zone. And that is exactly where you will thrive.
Do I have to share my homework?
You will be welcome to ask for feedback as we go through the program, as well.
Do you hold me accountable?
Do I need to be committed?
What if I miss one of the classes?
How much is the course?
Start or revamp your independent studio or voice-related business today,
And say goodbye to singing the blues.