Last year was my first Christmas Camp and it was a huge success. Students registered right away and quite frankly, it was exciting!
What was my secret?
By the time I sent parents information about the camp, they already knew all about it. Yep! I had spent a couple weeks telling students all about camp BEFORE I asked parents to sign up.
Sounds too easy, right? Wrong!
Let's take a look at the entertainment industry.
The latest Smurf movie just hit theaters, but they've been marketing it for weeks - if not months. Everywhere you look there are trailers, commercials, toys - and right now, McDonald's even has them on their website!
You get the point....moviemakers don't release a movie on a Friday night and expect you to show up. No! They get you excited. They tell you how great it's going to be!
They make you feel like you're going to lose out if you miss it.
Piano camps are no different.
Easy Ways to Get Students Excited
Here are some simple ways that you can "play up" your camp before you send out those registration forms!
Timing is Everything
Remember - the key is doing this BEFORE you ask parents to register. It's the most simple, effective, and inexpensive marketing you can do. And best of all - it really works!!
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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.