Any suggestions on advertising/getting more students (All Teachers)

  • Any suggestions on advertising/getting more students (All Teachers)

  • Guest Teacher

    Member
    February 9, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Hi guys,

    I’m fairly new as a vocal coach and wanted some advice on how to get more students? I have a couple but it is not enough to pay the bills!

    Thanks,
    Sam

  • Joe Revell

    Member
    February 12, 2018 at 11:18 am

    I just always keep business cards on me whenever i’m out anywhere. Often when i’m chatting to someone they ask what I do, then when I tell them they say ‘oh my friend X always wanted to learn to sing’ then I just give them a business card to pass on.

    It’s not like every one of these either reaches the person or I ever hear from them, but every little helps!

  • Matthew Rusk

    Organizer
    February 13, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    I would completely agree with Joe – keep getting the word out there, so many people are interested in learning to sing and even if they aren’t for themselves it is often a great idea as a present for someone else 🙂

    In addition, I would really recommend introducing yourself in local music shops and really getting to know the staff, as well as connecting with other music teachers locally – word of mouth enquiries really still count for a lot of teachers enquiry streams.

    If a teacher cannot take a student on they might be happy to point them in your direction – especially if you specialise in a specific area of piano tuition. Becoming involved in such a community also means that you can direct students who might be more suitable with another tutor over to them – keeping both students and teachers happy.

    Hope this helps 🙂 my biggest advice would be to introduce yourself to the people in your local music tuition community, great place to get the ball rolling & also met some really interesting people along the way!

    What are the ways you are currently generating enquiries? 🙂

  • Guest Teacher

    Member
    February 22, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Hi Matthew/Joe,

    Apologies for the late response, I have been unwell.

    I have done the usual in terms of promoting myself, leaflets, passing details onto friends, colleagues etc. Some local music shops are reluctant as they offer their own singing tuition. I will keep going and mixing with other musicians, hopefully that will help in some way.

    Thank you:-)

    Kind Regards,
    Sam

  • Roda Odari

    Member
    April 6, 2018 at 8:46 am

    This is a great platform for that-MGR. You could also try Music Teachers UK for a year and pay a subscription. However, the best advertisers are your students themselves. Having a concert/recital and inviting parents and friends(initially keep the crowds small to boost student confidence) really helps. In those recitals/concerts, definitely play at least 2 solo pieces and some duets with your students. It works quite well!

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