How am I doing?
Have you ever asked your piano students this question? Have you ever asked the parents of your piano students this question?
Seeking feedback on your piano teaching techniques can be a scary process. Maybe you’ll just open a can of worms. Maybe you’ll just create a big headache.
Then again, maybe you’ll receive some very valuable information that will help you improve the way you teach piano lessons. And it will most likely come in one of two forms…
1. You are an awesome piano teacher… thank you!
2. Well, I’ve been meaning to talk to you about (fill in the blank)
Obviously we’re shooting for feedback #1, but don’t get defensive or scared if you receive feedback #2. Instead be thankful, because, in this case, what you don’t know CAN hurt you.
And the hurt can come in a number of different ways. The least hurtful being that your unhappy piano student simply leaves. The most hurtful being that your unhappy student leaves and then drags your piano teaching name through the mud!
So go out there and get that feedback. You’ll end up with a lot of “warm fuzzies” and a few piano teaching suggestions. Take the suggestions to heart, make the necessary changes and watch your piano studio thrive.