When your last piano student leaves, you shut your studio door, grab a snack, hit the coach and settle in for a relaxing night of Netflix. Right?
If you’re a piano teacher with a home studio, then you know that nothing could be further from the truth. In reality, you exit your studio and are confronted with a waiting room that looks like it’s been ransacked by a pack of wild dogs. After tidying up the waiting room you head to the bathroom to find something that more closely resembles a waterpark.
And it goes on. Yes, the fun never ends!
But with our help today, we might just get you to that couch a little quicker. Today we’re sharing a collection of studio signs you can hang around your house that will eliminate many of your non-teaching problems. Dirty studios? Noisy kids in the waiting room? Unprepared students? Let’s clean up this mess!
How To Stop Your Piano Studio From Taking Over Your Home
Most piano teachers work from home. This means that there is a parade of people are hanging out in your halls. The resulting invasion of your abode creates some common problems both while you are teaching and once your teaching day has finished.
Specifically, if you teach from home, your biggest problems are most likely noisy kids outside your studio door, a messy waiting room, a disheveled bathroom, unwashed hands, and unprepared materials.
So, let’s see what we can do to fix these frustrations.
If you click here or on the image below, you can access five printable studio reminder signs that can find a home in your home. Each sign contains a friendly message that will help students respect your studio.
I suggest printing out the signs, placing them in photo frames and setting them on the appropriate surfaces around your waiting area. You can certainly hang them on your walls, but I prefer to turn my house back into a home when I am not teaching and frames make that a cinch. You can also use blu-tak on the back of laminated signs for easy removal.
Because it is your youngest students that usually need the reminders, these signs are accompanied by colorful characters and cute rhymes to get the friendly messages across. If your students use the WunderKeys method books, they will recognize some familiar faces!