Last week I wrote about the importance of connecting with your students on a personal level.
Yes, it takes time and effort, but it's completely doable and will stop that revolving door in your studio.
My Secret to Connecting (in 2 easy steps!)
Simple yes, but seriously effective.
All of this is tracked in my student folders.
I’ve written about my folders before and you can read the full post here, but this is where I keep track of everything. Not just what students are working on, but everything associated with that child.
In the 2 images below, you can see where I noted "French horn test" and "foundation repair."
Students were worried about those things, so I wrote them down and most importantly - followed up the next week.
(No judgment on my handwriting. I’ll be the first to admit that I write like a 2nd grade boy! But remember - this is MY folder, not the student's notebook. I try to much neater in those!)
This is such an easy way to get involved in the lives of my students - outside of piano.
What about you? How do you connect with your students on a personal level?
Read Question #1 here.
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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.