This is a very challenging time for so many people and so many small businesses. We love supporting local and wanted to do our part in showcasing some fantastic small businesses. On that note, I am re-featuring this small business that could really use help from parents.
This week I decided to re-highlight a wonderful local stuggling business, that has been hit really hard with the pandemic, Tiny Tinkles Music Studio. Ms. Deb has taken this opportunity, over the last few months to create a lot of new material and I wanted to share that with our followers.
Ms. Deb has created a ton of FREE printable material. She also has written some great childrens books focusing on her specialty – music! With more books on the way! In addition she is working on a “Hello Baby Curriculum” for Music Teachers, Health Professionals, and Community Groups. She currently offers a FREE ONLINE Baby Music Sensory and Literacy Class! All of the songs are original, written and performed live by Ms. Deb.
Help support this local small businesses and check out all the amazing FREE content she has created!
CONTEST ALERT: Scroll down to enter to win an autographed copy of her latest book, Tiny Tinkles Town.
Below interview was orignally posted on September 20, 2020.
We are speaking with Deborah (Mr. Deb) Krol, founder of Tiny Tinkles Music Studio. They are based out of Chilliwack, BC for in-person classes/lessons but they also offer online music lessons and classes plus tonnes of FREE online content and videos for parents to view from the comfort of their home.
Deborah is a BC Registered Music Teacher (Piano) and a Certified Music and Movement Teacher. She specializes in baby toddler and preschool music to support early literacy. She prides herself on growing little musicians!
Tiny Tinkles offers in -person and engaging online music classes for all ages including babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers in-person and online. She has her own Youtube channel where she has a limited number of free videos available and a subscption service that gives you extensive access to their videos (approximatley 80 full HD Video Classes) and a community group for parents.
What made you choose this type of business?
First off, let me tell you – I have the BEST job ever! It is absolutely amazing to watch all my little students grow from a few months old, their first smiles, first laughs, and hearing their first words! Watching them take their first steps, learning how to move and sing along with the music and their excitement when they arrive at my studio and know they are here to have fun. I have been a private music teacher (self employed, not in schools) for over 25 years, and in the last 15 years I have specialized in creating classes for ages 0-5. It really is the most rewarding career. Getting to know each family over a the years, and watching them grow. What I have noticed over the past 2 years inside my mall studio is the incredible friendships that have developed in classes that I have put together. Friendships between the children in class, and friendships between all the parents. Knowing that I have made such an impact in my community helps me to know that I am making a big difference in early childhood education through each and every child that walks through my door.
What is your favourite small business (aside from your own)?
If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?
You are AMAZING!!! You are capable of more than you ever expected! Put your mind to it, focus, read, gain all the information you can, and DO IT!!!!
If applicable, has your business been negatively affected by COVID19? If so how have you coped?
What are your long term business goals?
What are you most looking forward to with the launch of your new business?
When I think in terms of having published books out there by January 2021, I am over the moon! This has been a dream of mine that I didn’t think would be happening until I retired so I am really glad that I have put so much effort in the past 10 years creating outlines for my preschool piano books. I can’t wait to see classes in action all over the world featuring music from my baby album! There is a lot to look forward to, and honestly – if covid hadn’t have shut my business down I would not be where I have today! Sometimes the unexpected turns out to really inspire you to become what you have always wished to be.️
Thank you to Deb for participating in this week’s Small Business Sunday.
Be sure to check out the FREE music classes offered by Tiny Tinkles Music Studio on their youtube channel. Then if you like what you see you can join their VIP Facebook Group (Just 19.99 per family per month), which includes extensive access to their videos (approximately 80 full HD Video Classes) and a community group for parents. Send ms. Deb and email to join email@example.com.
CONTEST ALERT: Enter to win an autographed copy of her latest book, Tiny Tinkles Town.
Contest closes February 14th, midnight.
If you are a business owner interested in participating please email firstname.lastname@example.org