The Teach Piano Today Podcast is back with Episode 14! Today we’re chatting with Nicole Bowers – a piano teacher with a very successful studio in Ottawa, Canada. Are you looking for ways to change up your teaching hours? Do you need to fill some holes in your studio schedule? Are you wanting to make a change and flex those teaching muscles in a different way? Then you need to listen to this podcast.
Teach Adult Piano Students; Build Your Studio Fast!
Nicole’s studio of 80 students is thriving and much of her success is due to her approach when it comes to teaching adult piano students. Listen in as she talks about how she has changed up her studio hours and built a successful business with a growing adult student base. Nicole chats about the challenges piano teachers often face with adult students and her experiences in dealing with these challenges, shares her favorite adult piano method book, and gives some great advice on marketing to this demographic. You’ll gain some fabulous ideas from Nicole’s approach to “wine and cheese” adult recitals and her very clever way of drawing from her current student base.
This Demographic is Growing… Jump in!
The baby boomers are retiring and they’re looking for leisure activities. With growing research suggesting that music lessons are good for body, brain and soul, adult piano student numbers are on the rise! Teaching adults is a wonderful way to change up your schedule if you are wanting to avoid late evening teaching hours (Nicole teaches many of her adult students during their lunch breaks) and it’s also a really great way to find even more job satisfaction – it’s nice to have adult company once in awhile!
Listen in Below
You can listen to Episode 14 by clicking the player below, or you can hop over to iTunes to download it onto your ipod or phone to take us with you wherever you go! For those of you who had troubles finding Episode 13 where we chatted with Jon Schmidt of the Piano Guys, you can now find this Episode in the iTunes store as well.