Closing the deal: Turning an inquiry into a committed student

Whether my studio is full to overflowing, or if there are a few gaps to be filled, my response to every new inquiry is the same. I’m happy. I’m enthused. I’m keen to learn more about this potential new student who shares a passion for music and the harp. But what does it take to turn this question about possible lessons into an inspired and motivated student who not only wants to learn the harp, but wants to learn from you. Continue reading Closing the deal: Turning an inquiry into a committed student

Top tips for starting your harp studio

The time has come where you feel like you (kind of) know what you are doing. Or someone has approached you and asked for lessons. Or your teacher has suggested you take on some beginners they can’t fit in. Either way, congratulations- you are about to start teaching the harp!

Quite possibly, you’re feeling a bit of a mix of emotions at the moment- excited, nervous, and perhaps a little confused and overwhelmed about exactly how to start. So here are some top tips to help you with your new career. Continue reading Top tips for starting your harp studio

Business tools for busy music teachers

Teaching these days is full on. Increase your student numbers, and immediately the admin increases along with it. And if you are balancing playing at a professional level with private or school based teaching, then it is all too easy to end up overwhelmed. So what’s out there in the wonderful world of business management that can help make life a little easier? Continue reading Business tools for busy music teachers