Musician to Musicpreneur: How to Create Your Own Online Course in Music

Learn how your musical expertise can bring you profit as an online educator and course creator. | taught by Christy Crowl
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Christy Crowl
Christy Crowl

About the Instructor


Christy Crowl is a Professional Musician, self-labeled Musicpreneur, and Founder of A life-long music professional, Christy has toured the world and performed with such music legends and popular acts as Barbra Streisand, Julie Andrews, and Gnarls Barkley (Cee-lo), and is a member of the Grammy-winning band Mannheim Steamroller. She is also the first woman conductor of the hit Broadway musical Wicked, and has over thirty movie credits as a singer, pianist, and composer/arranger (titles that include Star Wars Rogue 1, Star Trek Beyond,Jurassic World, Planet of the Apes, Goosebumps, and Indiana Jones) . She founded ProMusicDB four years ago, after seeing the need in her community to be acknowledged in the digital world in movie and album credits. Since then, the project has taken on a whole new meaning – from making sure musicians get proper credit and acknowledgement to helping them correct the wrong metadata in the digital world that prevents them from being properly paid for their work.

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Offline, you're a musician. Online, you need to be something more. You're a MUSICpreneur.

Learn how to turn your music experience into a passive income stream by teaching online and/or creating your own online music courses.

In the digital world we live, it has become more and more the norm to learn online. In this class, teaching music online and creating an online course will be demystified, and you will learn the processes of both in great depth and detail.


  1. Why creating your own online signature music course is a huge opportunity for creating passive income at this point in time.
  2. The exercise you need to do in order to pick the right topic for your course based on your expertise and experience.
  3. The course content types so you know what you're creating.
  4. How to create, gather, and organize your course content.
  5. What features you need a platform to have to host your course.
  6. How to create the outline for your course content, or choose your teaching method.
  7. How to flesh out your course, and determine how many videos do you need to make, how many handouts will you have, and if you want to give feedback on homework, etc.
  8. What to do to make your course more attractive to online students.
  9. How to brand yourself and your course(s) to look as professional as possible.
  10. Get an overview of how to market you and your courses online.
  11. How to set up your course to function automatically.
  12. How to get students for your course on a constant basis.

You will also be presented with case studies of musicians who have successfully launched their own online music courses, or who are teaching online profitably and successfully.

ProMusicDB Digital Musician Academy

As a vehicle to further empower the professional music community in the digital world, Christy Crowl established the ProMusicDB Digital Musician Academy earlier in 2016, as a compliment to ProMusicDB: The Professional Music Credits Database. The DMA is focused on teaching musicians how to create new passive income streams for themselves in the area of e-learning, by fostering and encouraging musicians towards the creation of their own online courses based on their individual musical experience and expertise.


The e-learning industry has grown by almost 40% each year over the past three years, and is predicted to reach well over $107 Billion Dollars in 2016. Online courses are becoming the norm in education and creating them are a natural fit for a musician or creative who is looking to teach to a larger market online and create passive income for themselves.

Course Contents

11 Texts
32 PDFs
4.0 hrs

Course Curriculum

Greeting and Overview of How To Create Your Own Online Course in Music
Learning the Online Course Content Types