Your piano recital is over and lessons are coming to a close as the holidays creep closer. You have your cozy socks on and your toes are warming up by a roaring fire as you sip on egg nog and contemplate just falling asleep on the couch.
But, before you take a long winter’s nap, there’s one more thing you should do:
… Use our easy email template below to follow up with parents after their children’s recital performances! While it’s so easy to just sigh “Phew! It’s over!” and leave your recital memories in the past, this small gesture will accomplish several wonderful things in your studio:
- It provides the perfect chance to connect with your piano parents. A strong parent – teacher bond is important.
- It gives your piano students one more injection of “warm fuzzies,” further endearing them to the piano lesson experience.
- It reminds parents of the joy they receive from watching their children learn to play the piano at a time when budgets are tight, families are tired and new winter extracurricular activities are advertising.
- It’s kind! Reaching out whenever you can to offer encouragement, praise and happy feelings is always worth it.
You don’t even need to leave your couch to accomplish this task. Simply use our template below, fill in the details to personalize your message and press “send”! Add one more badge of awesome to your Piano Teaching Hero Cape!
The Ultimate “Piano Recital Follow-Up Email”
Here’s what I send to my piano parents after a piano recital. Feel free to copy and modify it as needed to suit your own needs.
It was wonderful to see you and your family at our recital on Saturday.
I wanted to send a quick note to let you know how much I enjoyed Rayleigh’s recital performance. She has changed so much since we started working together. It’s been a pleasure watching her musicality develop and grow. Rayleigh has worked really hard on developing a good sense of rhythm and her performance reflected this. As I watched her on Saturday, I couldn’t help but think back to those days when she was playing simple little pieces on the black keys… she has come so far!
Please know how much I appreciate your support from home during the first half of the year and your assistance in helping her prepare for the recital.
I look forward to seeing what Rayleigh will accomplish in the New Year! Please share my congratulations with her on a beautiful performance.
How Do You Follow Up?
What did you do this year to send home holiday cheer? Did you send home piano student gifts, email parents, share recital videos and/or pictures? We’d love to hear in the comments below. We’d love to hear all of your ideas!