Ideas for Keeping Piano Students Over the Summer and Beyond

Summer is here, and it’s a tough time of year for piano teachers even when we are not going through a global health crisis. I (along with many others) am concerned about students dropping out of piano lessons for the summer and maybe leaving altogether. I did some research and put together a plan to try and retain students.

Stay Connected

I want my students to know that I really care about them. Everyone is has been through a tough year. So, making an extra effort for some social time seems to make sense.

1 – When I log on to teach a lesson, I give my students and their parents a little time to talk. I make it a point to ask them how their day is going, and how their week was.

2 – Host a group. Every other Saturday I have been hosting a piano party on zoom. It’s free and the kids and their parents love it. I do too!

3 – Send a postcard in the mail. One teacher I know is doing this and her students really appreciate it. I plan to give this a try.

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