Right now my life is BUSY, with a capital “B”! Over the next two weeks Trevor and I will have:
1. Sold our old house
2. Continued to build our new house
3. Temporarily moved in with Trevor’s parents
4. Attended a wedding (in which Trevor was a Groomsman)
5. Cried our eyes out as Lexi heads off to Kindergarten
6. Had surgery to repair damaged inner ear bones (Trevor’s, not mine!)
7. Scheduled and invoiced 350 music students for the new school year
8. Corralled a 10 month old who is getting frighteningly close to walking.
9. And… started work on our newest Teach Piano Today resource! (Stay tuned)
So, with all of this in mind, it certainly does seem insane to decide to throw a piano recital into the mix. And yet, that’s exactly what we are about to do!
The Too-Often Forgotten Recital
Every piano teacher throws a winter recital. Every piano teacher throws a spring (or end-of year) recital. Some teachers even throw a summer recital. But very few throw a September recital. And for good reason; many students have just sat down at the bench after a long summer break. Obviously a September recital may be a little… rusty.
Which Is Why the September Recital Is a Little Different
The September recital is not really a recital at all… it is a piano showcase. It is an opportunity for your “ringers” to perform for your new students, and for members of your community.
It is also an opportunity for you!
First, during the September Showcase, your new students and their families will get to actually “see” where piano lessons with you will take them. They will begin with the end in mind and get excited about learning piano! The showcase will help your new students feel like they’re part of your piano studio community… a crucial factor in your success.
Second, during the September Showcase, you will be able to directly market your services to members of the community who I am certain will be “soon-to-sign-up”. Parents are always seeking new activities for their children, and if they happen to stumble upon your super-exciting showcase, you can bet they’ll come calling.
So… We Have 2 Requests
1. Wish us luck… that list at the start of the post is frankly making me feel quite sick, AND
2. Give the September Showcase a whirl
For more help growing your piano studio, check out the book every teacher should be reading this September, Piano Hands Shouldn’t Flip Burgers.