Being in regular contact with your piano parents is a studio strategy that will prevent so many problems in your studio. When you regularly reach out to parents, you are building a vital partnership that sets your students up for success.
Most studio problems or “piano teacher headaches” arise from a lack of communication (or a miscommunication) that happens when the main go-between for teachers and parents is a 7-year-old child or a mumbling teenager. Little kids (and busy teens) just can’t be relied upon to give an accurate retelling of what occurred in a piano lesson, or how they are progressing week-to-week.
As a result, parents often receive a one-sided story or no information at all and are left feeling disconnected to your studio (something we definitely want to avoid).
To change this, teachers need to be in touch with parents. But after a busy day in the studio, the last thing you want to do is sit down and write twelve emails.
So in today’s post, we’re sharing a strategy that uses “warm n’ fuzzy” text message images that will help you stay in contact with parents. In just a few minutes at the end of your day, you can quickly blast off a ton of quick texts to connect with your families.
By reaching out regularly with these friendly messages, you and your studio parents will be on your way to a wonderful working relationship.
Stay In Touch And Grow Your Studio
Texting with parents is a quick and easy way to keep in touch. While sending a short follow-up text after a lesson will be appreciated, texting our warm n’ fuzzy text message graphics will be so much more meaningful… and will really make your studio stand out in a professional way.
We have been sharing big sets of these images regularly in our Facebook Groups and they have been getting rave reviews. Below we are sharing a sampling of the images to get you started. If you want to keep using these in your studio, join our groups as we regularly share brand new sets for free (WunderKeys and WunderKeys For Teens)
“The parents are LOVING the warm fuzzy text messages. Something about the cute characters and pretty colors – it’s better than a text without artwork. Thank you for making our job so much easier, Andrea Dow!”
How These Warm, Fuzzy Text Images Work
The best thing about our Warm N’ Fuzzy Text Message Images is that they are so easy to use. Once you have the images downloaded to your phone (see download instructions below) all you have to do is add it to a text message as you would any other photograph. Follow the steps below:
- Start a new text message to your piano parent (or your teen/adult student)
- Add the Warm N’ Fuzzy Text Message Image to your message as though you were sending a regular photograph (click on the camera icon on an iPhone).
- Write a quick little message that includes one *specific* thing the child did particularly well in his or her lesson.
- Press send!
The end result looks like this:
Our Warm N’ Fuzzy Text Message Image designs are created to really pop on a text message background. They get attention, they brand your studio in a professional way and they are SO appreciated by both parents and students.
Download The Set That Works For You
Below you will find several different sets of Warm N’ Fuzzy Text Message Images. Find the set below that works best for your studio (join our facebook groups to keep getting more!) and then follow the download instructions to save the images:
- If you are reading this on your phone, tap and hold your finger on each image until a menu appears. Select “save image”. This will then place it into your photos folder where you can access it as you create your text message.
- If you are reading this on your computer, right click each image and choose “save”. You’ll then need to email the images to yourself to get them to your phone (open your email on your phone and save the images to your photos folder).
1. Preschool Piano Text Message Images
The two images below can be used to send to parents of preschool students. While they work for any preschool student, they are themed to coordinate with our WunderKeys Piano For Preschoolers Series.
2. Primer Piano Text Message Images
The two images below can be used to send to parents of primer students. While they work for any primer student, they are themed to coordinate with our WunderKeys Primer Piano Series.
3. Elementary Piano Text Message Images
The two images below can be used to send to parents of elementary piano students. While they work for any elementary student, they are themed to coordinate with our WunderKeys Elementary Piano Level 1.
4. Teen Piano Text Message Images
The two images below can be used to send to parents of teen piano students or, if you communicate with your teens yourself you can send them directly to your student. While they work for any teen student, they are themed to coordinate with our WunderKeys Intermediate Pop Studies For Piano and The Adventures of Fearless Fortissimo.