Daughters Of Zion CNPP Grantee Announces Darius King – King Entertainment As The DOZ CNPP Entrepreneur Of The Week- August 7 – August 13, 2022
Phone # +1 (901) 801-3143
Number of Employees: 1
Slogan: Music Fit For A King
As part of our follow-up to the progress the Daughters of Zion CNPP grantee is making within Memphis, Shelby County, and beyond- we are highlighting the weekly Entrepreneur of the Week award. When asked why Darius King was selected as the entrepreneur of the week, Dr. Gerald Kiner, PhD declared, “ Darius is the king of music. He is the man. He is a humble giant. I am so glad he won the inner battle within himself to start attending the Saturday MasterClasses- just seeing him blesses me. I am going to use him to help many of our kids to enhance their musical talents – you should too. Darius is a man we can trust. Darius most definitely deserves to be the entrepreneur of the week.
Darius King answered several questions for the entrepreneur of the week.
Q: Please tell us your full name and the name of your business.
A: My name is Darius King and the name of my business is King Entertainment.
Q: How did you come with the name of your business?
A: It came from my own name, Darius King
Q. How long have you been in business?
A. I’ve been in business just this year but I have experience of over ten years.
Q: What is King Entertainment all about?
A: King Entertainment is music, services are private lessons and group lessons.
Q. What all musical services do you provide or lessons do you provide, which instruments?
A. We offer lessons from piano, drums, and down to any type of instrument. I can assist you with it.
Q. So, can you help someone who wants to learn to play the base guitar as well?
A. Yes sir, or I have friends I can point you to in the right direction if I can’t help you.
Q. How long does it usually take a person- for example if they want to learn the piano or the organ?
A. Well, it takes about ten lessons to develop a solid skill set with the piano or the organ but it also takes some PASSION- from the student plus ability and their work ethic. But it’s not just the number of lessons but it’s the passion.
Q. What are some things you have heard from your customers about why your services are so awesome?
A. Well, I take a specialty with kids. I have 5 kids of my own so it comes really easy for me to relate to the child or the student. I usually talk to the person and get to know them better on a personal level and then acquire their skill set and work with the student to try to develop passion and drive to learn more.
Q. Let’s say for example if a child in the 5th grade wants to take lessons from you and their parents call about it, what’s the set up? What’s the average cost per lesson or how is your pay rate, pay scale set up?
A. Depending on when me and the parent comes to an agreement on how long the lesson but based upon their age as a 5th grader I wouldn’t do it more than 30 minutes because of their attention span, so $35 for 30 minutes. The average cost in Tennessee is $60-$100. So my rates are conducive for any budget.
Q. Group lessons, how do you deal with that? A pastor such as myself, I may have 5 kids that I want you to come and teach. What’s the cost structure for something like that?
A. Well, group lessons are cheaper because it’s not that personal. It’s not me getting face to face with the person but there is space for everyone to learn as a whole. The rates for that will be cheaper. Like in a classroom if you have 5 students, I plan to have several instruments stationed like 5 pianos or drums and will take it from there.
Q. How did you find out about the Daughters of Zion Community Navigator Pilot Program?
A. My wife ended up telling me what was going on and what she heard and she had been there a couple of times and it was great information and that it was held at the church and it had the church atmosphere at the same time it had a lot of business knowledge- a wealth of business knowledge so it was mainly my wife who encouraged me to get in the car and be on my way.
Q. How has the Daughters of Zion Community Navigator Pilot Program helped you?
A. It has kept my mind focused weekly. It has kept my mind focused on the prize and I’m doing this with a lot of fire behind me, I’m ready to move forward.
Q. What would you say to another business owner about possibly becoming a part of Daughters of Zion Community Navigator Pilot Program?
A. I would highly encourage them to put their foot forward and go ahead and make that move. I guess I was a little bit nervous and each time I came, the bullet points , the Billionaire Thoughts we learn just bit by bit chiseled away my nervousness so now I just have a lot of courage to move forward. I encourage anyone that’s interested or been informed to just go ahead and make that move.
Q. What would you say to a parent that’s in the phone book or online searching for a musician to teach their child lessons, what would you say to this parent about why you are the best of the best?
A. Hello, my name is Darius King and I’m with King Entertainment. I develop music for everybody. Its music that’s fit for a king, its high quality music, high quality interactions. There are ways and paths we can develop to move forward with the student, parent and to encourage other students that they go to school with to put their minds to something and work hard and I believe this could help the community move on forward in their own family and friendship.
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