Did you know that a sugar maple tree must be 50 years old before its sap can be safely harvested for maple syrup?
I did. Yup… I knew that because I toured a sugar maple farm on a recent vacation. That’s what you do when you discover that a really cool vacation spot… is really not that cool.
Fortunately all was not “for not” because now I have a blog post.
But back to the trees for a moment… a sugar maple must be 50 years old before it will start earning some coin. That means if you want to get rich in the maple syrup industry you must have either planted seeds 50 years ago (impossible) or, find a plot of land with a healthy stand of sugar maples (nearly impossible).
But once you’ve got yourself a forest of sugar maples, look after it, and you’ll laugh your way to the bank year after year after year.
Your Piano Students Are Your Sugar Maples
Like the sugar maple tree, piano students can be difficult to find. But once you’ve found a studio full of students you will laugh (ok, giggle) your way to the bank.
But you have to look after them!
Too many teachers spend too much time trying to find a “sugar maple forest” when they should be tending to the “sugar maples” they already have.
Piano teachers always want to know how to find new students which, of course, is a great and important question. But the most pertinent question that teachers must always consider is…
How do I keep the students I already have?… This is where the real money is made!
Want to know the secrets to keeping piano students engaged and entertained year after year after year? Then check out our guide, Piano Hands Shouldn’t Flip Burgers.