What does Bon Jovi have to do with running a successful piano teaching business? Let me explain…
Just this past week I went and saw Bon Jovi, live in concert. The concert, as expected, was unreal. For 3 hours, over 20 000 people sang along with every word of every great Bon Jovi song.
There were people crying, people giving high fives, just a general atmosphere of real passion for the band’s music… and it got me thinking.
How many of these people ever took up piano lessons only to quit? How many of those same people quit piano lessons because the music they were learning was simply not their passion?
I don’t mean to come down hard on classical music… I just think it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.
Likewise, (while I find it hard to believe), Bon Jovi might not be everyone’s idea of fun.
The point I’m trying to make is that most people are passionate about music, and most people would have loved piano lessons if they were playing piano pieces that they were passionate about, whether that music is Beethoven or Bon Jovi.
If you want to run a successful piano teaching business make sure your students are inspired and motivated by the piano pieces they are learning, even if the pieces aren’t your “cup of tea”.
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