Group lessons are a great way to WOW the families in your studio. Not only do they bring the "social element" to piano lessons, they also allow students the opportunity to perform and play in an ensemble.
And let's not forget that happy families bring in extra income. Parents will be thrilled with "extras" you offer and they'll probably tell their friends!
BUT how do you add group lessons without it disrupting your life? I've got you covered! Here are 3 simple ways to add this feature to your studio. (And it doesn't have to cost money!)
1. Offer a group lesson as a makeup.
This is just a no-brainer and pretty easy to pull off. Once or twice a semester, hold a group class for anyone who missed a lesson. Have games along with a performance time.
Parents will feel like they got their money's worth and your students will have a blast!
2. Offer a group lesson as a "bonus" feature.
Once or twice a semester, invite ALL your students to a group lesson. Make sure you have a fun theme, games, and maybe even a little music craft. If you're feeling generous, you could even offer pizza!
How do you pay for this? Many teachers include the cost in their registration fee. Others charge a small fee for students to attend.
3. Offer a COMBINATION of private and group lessons.
YES - you read that correctly. Offer group AND private lessons.
I'll be honest...I never even thought of this as an option until Sara and I created Group Lessons 101. Two of our guests teach a mixture of private and group lessons each month - and they're having HUGE success!
Best of all? They're doing it WITHOUT multiple keyboards.
It's definitely an option for ANY piano teacher!
Hi there! I'm Tracy Selle. A Christian wife, mom, and author of 101 Piano Practice Tips. I'm also a piano teacher and founder of Upbeat Piano Teachers.