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November 25, 2018

Three quick questions for you:

1.  Do your piano students know your piano teaching schedule through the end of the year?

2.  Do your piano students know what is coming up in the next week in your lessons?

3.  Do your piano students know what happened last week in lessons?


August 20, 2018

Weird commercials generally stick in my head whether I want them to or not.  Years ago, there was a commercial for a cheese cracker that portrayed the conversation between a scientist and a block of cheese. 

The cheese started the joke:  "Knock knock."

Scientist:  (...

August 19, 2018

There is a saying that goes something like:  "Good fences make for good neighbors."  Why?  Because any of us who live anywhere near someone else, know that sometimes property boundaries need a fence.  Not always.  But most of the timie.  

We hav...

August 17, 2018

Now, notice the title is not "Start a Conflict with Your Clients."  Nope, that would be BAD for business.  :)

I titled this "Run to Conflict" intentionally.  Our natural tendency, or at least mine, is to do just the exact opposite.

A client is irritated with my make...

August 16, 2018

Your Piano Lesson Tuition was due on the 15th.  It is now the 18th and your student hasn't paid.  Ack!  What to do?

Deal with it.

Trust me, this problem has never been solved by ignoring it.  In the history of all piano teachers, and all late paying clients, th...

August 13, 2018

Clearly, I am not a tax professional, and do not claim to be, nor am I impersonating one.  You are hereby strongly and lovingly encouraged to talk with a tax professional.  That being said, there's some good stuff here . . . 

If you live in the United States,...

July 31, 2018

Nothing fills piano teachers with more angst than the issue of students payments and billing.  Palms get sweaty just trying to figure out how much to write down on that bill -- will the student get frustrated you charged him for that book?  That family's car broke down...

July 23, 2018

Ever feel like it is difficult to maintain your studio in the summer, much less GROW it?

Summer is notoriously a rough patch for piano teachers.  With so many students travelling, and with your own schedule strangely changing from week to week, it is easy to throw your...

July 17, 2018

Heads up:  what I'm about to say might seem a bit offensive.  My apologies from the start. 

You should not just accept every potential student that wants to take lessons from you.   Here's why:  its a lot harder to get rid of a student than add a student.