Welcome to Wendy Brentnall-Wood’s Music School Success!
Wendy’s aim is to help you build an awesome Music Teaching School and business, through bringing you proven strategies and ideas that will help you organise, grow and maintain your business to the level you wish to achieve.
Learn more about Wendy Brentnall-Wood, Founder of Music School Success
Wendy is not only a qualified and experienced teacher, but she is known as an entrepreneur in the music education sector. Wendy has been running and operating her own Music Teaching businesses since age 18!
Wendy graduated from Melbourne Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music Education in 1981 and an Associate Diploma of Music in Piano from the AMEB. Since 2010 Wendy has also been a registered Music Examiner with ANZCA.
As a teacher of classroom music (preschool, primary and secondary) instrumental music (Piano,Guitar,Recorder,Flute,Clarinet,Sax,Violin and singing) and School Instrumental Co-ordinator, Wendy found many children and adults starting music lessons but giving up in frustration because it seemed to hard.
Frustration with the lack of adequate materials for some instruments and the “information overload” when beginner students start drove Wendy to develop her own series of “learn to Play or Sing” teaching and learning resources for a range of instruments. Her Method has now been used to teach thousands of students exclusively through her company Wendy’s Music.
Not only do these materials use simple and easy to understand explanations, but Wendy has put together a sequence of small achievable steps which children or adults can learn topic by topic.
A variety of activities from Playing, Performing, technique, Reading, Writing, Listening, Creating, Quizzes and more give plenty of review and quicker understanding and achievement of all the musicianship skills.
Wendy has been running her own private teaching studio since 1978 and been employing teachers to assist her since 1985 in a variety of educational settings around Melbourne, Australia. Wendy has developed and run Instrumental music programs in Primary School Preschool music programs, Retail Music teaching Studios Retail instrument and Sheet Music Sales Wendy’s Music franchise system.
Wendy has trained hundreds of teachers to not only use her teaching system but also in effective teaching methods and music school administration. As a business owner she has experience managing: Financial systems Human resources/recruitment & training Merchandising
Advertising and Marketing Intellectual Property Technology
Legal frameworks and much more
Wendy’s personal successes and failures give her a unique ability to assist other Music teachers in building the lifestyle and Music School Success they dream of.Her programs are insightful and informative and she displays a willingness to share her knowledge to assist as many others as possible.
Music is a thing of great joy to Wendy, and helping others make music is Wendy’s passion!
Wendy has an impressive track record.
Here’s what Wendy’s clients and colleagues have to say:
“After many years working in the logistics field I recently decided that I would like to change my career. I have always wanted to teach music and with many years of guitar playing experience behind me, I decided to take up a career as a Guitar Teacher.
Having no experience as a music teacher, I registered for Wendy¿s Music Teachers Training course. The course covered eight modules, which offered valuable information not only on guitar and notation teaching methods but also provided information on other aspects, which I had not considered, such as;
What topics to teach e.g. Performance, theory, writing and composing, and more
Essential elements to successfully teaching music
Legal, administrative and customer service requirements
Planning and Marketing strategy
Teaching strategies e.g. teaching preschoolers
Having completed Wendy¿s Music Teachers Training course I am now armed with the knowledge and information I need to confidently enter the music-teaching field.I thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from the Teachers Circle course, which I believe was most informative and I would strongly urge any potential music teachers to take the course”.
“Wendy is a very talented and experienced musician as well as a keen business person, who still loves the skills she transfers to her students and now her growing teacher base. She is inventive, intuitive and progressive, modifying her business to expand into technology and the future. She knows her trade and has amazing people skills”.
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“I have known Wendy for many years, first as a music teacher with her own school, and then as an examiner with Australian and New Zealand Cultural Arts Limited. Wendy has always been dedicated to her music, students and teachers. Students examination results are proof of her knowledge, teaching ability, and popularity as a teacher”.
Founder and former Director of Management ANZCA
“Wendy is a long-time established music Director and Teacher who has run her business in the local community for many years. She is extremely well-known, highly competent and much loved and respected by her music students and their families”.
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“I would highly recommend Wendy to anyone who wants help with growing their music business. Wendy has been working in the music teaching business for years (over 30 I think) and is a wealth of knowledge on everything to do with running a music teaching business. She is never one to sit still and is always looking at ways to extend and improve. She is highly efficient, a great communicator, extremely reliable and has a great personality. She has now become my mentor and I feel very lucky to have her there to guide me along my musical journey”.
Owner Kids on Key