How a struggling student led this piano teacher to WunderKeys and a full and thriving studio.
“We were just stuck doing the same thing every lesson. She was quickly losing interest and motivation and I was discouraged.”
Determined to “save her student” Abigail headed online for a solution, and found the WunderKeys printable section of the website. Not only did the activities and approach set off lightbulbs for her struggling student, but something also clicked for Abigail.
“I realized I needed to get the entire method book series. I also realized I could broaden my reach and start offering lessons to preschoolers.”
Excited about the prospect of growing her studio, Abigail immediately switched her struggling student into the WunderKeys books and began advertising online. Her new-found ability to accept preschool-aged piano students resulted in new sign-ups.
“I could tell right away that it would be a hit with my students and a really good fit for them.”
“I just took the leap and jumped right in!”
It wasn’t long before Abigail started to experience exciting growth in her studio. Along with her online advertising, she offered unique 3-day workshops for preschoolers during the summer and had an encouraging response. After posting her preschool piano offerings on her Facebook page she had six interested students just a few hours later.
“I am gaining students and my current students are growing and having more fun. Especially the student who was struggling so much.”
Abigail was really excited to find that her studio continued to thrive. She took to the WunderKeys Facebook group to share her enthusiasm.
“This time last year I had 7 students. I started using WunderKeys in the spring and today I am one spot away from having a full fall register! This will make a significant impact on our family’s income and I’m just so thankful.”
In just a few short months Abigail was noticing significant changes in her studio.
With the addition of new preschool piano students came new energy and an exciting shift in how her students were learning.
“I’ve always loved playing the piano and was very motivated to learn as a kid, but not all children are like that, and when you have a dry method book it’s tough sledding! Even my most unmotivated kids are starting to really like coming to lessons and learning to play!”
And it wasn’t only Abigail’s students who were feeling the excitement. Abigail noticed changes in how she approached her own teaching and the parents of her students were also inspired.
“I’m a lot more organized and creative with my teaching. I recently had a parent tell me that her daughter has gained a ton of confidence in the few short months she has been using WunderKeys… that was really encouraging to hear!”
With the ability to offer preschool piano lessons to her community, Abigail’s piano studio became the studio she’d dreamed of owning.
“Go for it. Don’t hesitate, you won’t regret using WunderKeys! It will open up so many options for creative teaching.”