What we look for in you.
We need to be satisfied that you will do what it takes to be successful. During our getting to know you phase where you will get know us too, we will ask lots of questions. These are to probe you to think about why you want to go into business now and whether this is the right time in your life to make such a move. Our business partners have varied backgrounds.
Some have come from a corporate background. Previous experience in sales, marketing, coaching, change management, general business management roles has been an advantage. Our ex-corporates are attracted to the medium model school where ether can exercise their skills and talents for people management and systems integration. They seem to grow their Forte Music Schools quickly and whilst most get involved in teaching in the early stages the emphasis is on building a business where they take an owner manager role.
Some are music teachers with piano skills. The teacher owner usually feels more comfortable starting with the small model school. 1 classroom and 2 - 3 private studios. Owner/Teachers do the majority of the teaching holding down the classroom. They engage additional teachers for various instruments. The day is shared between teaching and business development activities.
A mum, a singer or musical drama person who has a genuine love for working with children believes in the benefits of music for young children and has the confidence to lead a group of children. If you are a person with get up and go who loves being busy then a Jungle Music Business may be for you.
Want to know more?
If you are interested in learning more about starting your own Forte School of Music please request a copy of our prospectus.
Nunzio and Margaret opened their Perth School in September 2014. One year later they had built a profitable business with 300 students.
“As a career executive who wanted to run his own business rather than be shackled by multi-national, being a Forte School of Music Partner is just the right business to own. You have support and guidance from Gillian and Paul rather than a suffocating set of rules of ‘must do' and 'must not do', which is a characteristic of most franchises I looked into. The training they provide is fantastic and personalised, they work you hard, but it’s effective and it’s for you. The sound foundation on which the Forte Courses are built on makes it not only a quality product that can be consistently implemented across the different schools, but it works. It produces people with an all round musical education. This mean you immediately have customers who become believers in how we teach music. After only 9 months I have over 20% of my enquiries coming from referrals, I’m told that’s a great result; I see it as normal. The support obtained from all the other partners is definitely in the spirit of ‘paying it forward’. I could not have grown so quickly had other owners be so prepared to share their learning. It’s very much up to you as a business owner as to what you want to achieve; that’s an attractive proposition.”
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR?
Well... we look for people who genuinely love working with children and parents along with an interest in coaching and nurturing others as you will be mentoring and leading your team of teachers. You will be passionate about the benefits of music education and the enrichment it makes to peoples lives young and old. You will have a burning desire to be master of your own destiny and build yourself your own success business.
You will need to manage the finances of your business so we interested in how you may have done that in your life so far. It's the ability to plan and budget your money over a period of time. It could be that you have done what's necessary to organise and manage a mortgage on your own home.
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE SUCCESSFUL?
As with any business to be successful much of your success will be governed by maintaining a positive mindset and doing the things that need to be done, learning the things that need to be learnt and keep on doing them to create the vision you had for yourself in your business.
Anyone who has been successful in their business will agree that if you have a burning desire to have or achieve your goals, faith that it can be done and belief that you can do it, you're half way there.
Add to that, discipline to do what it takes and determination and self motivation to see it through and you're onto a winning mindset.
You also need to know what to do to attract students and keep them, hire the right teachers, implement good administration systems, manage your business through working with KPI's, have fantastic marketing systems and so on. It really helps to have an awesome music education program for each age group with beautiful take home course materials. This is where we come in.