Your piano teaching week is almost over and I am sure you’re ready to put your feet up and relax.
But wait! We have a challenge for you… the Extreme Waiting Room Makeover.
It’s not too often we give our piano studio waiting rooms the attention they deserve. The piano studio is always the “bride” while the waiting room is no doubt the “bridesmaid”, rolling her eyes at the gaudy dress she’s been forced to wear.
And, just like a wedding, your studio’s “bridesmaid dress” speaks volumes about your studio.
So, it’s time to give your piano studio’s waiting room an extreme makeover!
Are you ready to “shock and awe” your clients? Over the weekend, make 5 changes to your studio’s waiting room that will improve the experience of those who must wait… most likely, Mom or Dad. More often than not, parents are footing the bill for music lessons, and your waiting room can be one way of saying “thank you”.
I would suggest going for a Zen-like approach. As a Dad of a little girl (and another on the way… 6 weeks to go!) who takes piano lessons, the 30 minutes I spend in the waiting room of our piano school is a safe haven where I get a little time to myself. It represents a 30 minute break where I can wait for my headache to wane and where I can recharge my battery for an afternoon of dress-up, pony rides, blackberry picking, and finger painting.
Is this really that important?
Your waiting room is the first thing your clients see, and it speaks volumes about your studio. If you have a waiting room that knocks it out of the park, I am certain your clients will be thinking, “Wow! Anyone who puts this much effort into a waiting room must be putting ten times the effort into the actual piano teaching!”.
I can’t wait to hear about the changes you make over the weekend!
Great Teachers Sweat the Small Stuff
The waiting room makeover may seem like a trivial task, but it is simply one small detail that, when combined with other small details, can make a world of difference! At our piano studio we have spent years perfecting the small stuff and our now reaping the rewards of all of our efforts.
Deciding where to concentrate your efforts can be a real challenge for piano teachers. There are so many pieces to the puzzle that finding your path to success can be a challenge… but there is help!