That post title even made me squirm… and I’m the one who wrote it.
I pay close attention to our website statistics and analytics, so when I saw that someone landed on our site yesterday after googling “how to steal piano students” my interest was definitely piqued. After all, who is out there attempting to run other piano teachers into the ground?
Unfortunately, Stealing Piano Students Does Happen
It does! It happened to me early in my career when another piano teacher convinced a family that because of my young age, I did not have sufficient experience to provide a quality piano education. All lies of course… but enough to plant a seed of doubt which ultimately led to that family’s departure.
Did I let this phase me? Of course not! Remember, people usually steal from the rich. This particular piano teacher viewed me as a threat because of my early success. So in essence, her interference was a compliment.
How do you stop piano student theft?
Just be you!
The most successful piano teachers are (no surprise) the most loved piano teachers. Avoiding piano student theft is as easy as developing a really good rapport with all of your students and their families. Connect with good families and you will have a loyal, diehard following who will go red with anger when another teachers attempts to woo them.
Don’t lose sleep over the ones that get away. As you might expect, the family that was “stolen” from me was more trouble than they were worth and I was happy to see them go.
Caring piano teachers… honest piano teachers… invested piano teachers… will ALWAYS WIN.