After her daughter fell in love with WunderKeys, she decided to launch the program to her community. Now she’s setting up trial lessons for 20 families.
When it comes to WunderKeys, there are many ways to measure success. We’ve shared the story of a teacher who signed up 12 students overnight, we’ve shared the story of a teacher who used WunderKeys to grow her studio from 38 to 58 students, and we’ve shared the story of a teacher who has students who drive over an hour just to take WunderKeys lessons.
But WunderKeys Success Stories don’t always have to be about quantity… sometimes the story of a single WunderKeys student can be just as powerful.
Today we wanted to share one such story; a story that came to us out of the blue and has meant more to us than the writer could ever have imaged… a story about a little girl who was determined to hate the piano.
A few months ago I woke up to the following message:
Can I share something with all of you?
I haven’t gone into full swing teaching WunderKeys yet to the public, but I’m using it on my daughter. In the past she wasn’t into piano and resented it because it took me away from her.
I didn’t ever want to force music on my daughter, but I had hoped one day it might capture her imagination in a way that mine was not as a child.
I gave her one lesson and she loved WunderKeys. We started the second lesson, but didn’t have time to finish it before I had to begin work.
That was at 2:30. Tonight at 8 pm, after playing with friends at her grandparents, going to jazz lessons, having dinner and getting ready for bed she comes up and says, “Mommy, can we play with the Wunderbies tomorrow?”
Be still my heart! She is WANTING to do piano!
Andrea Dow, I am fighting tears as I write this. Thank you. I may not be a success story with tons of students as of yet, but you’ve won over one very stubborn and independent little girl who was determined to hate piano… and in my mind that is a success.
Update: Joy’s Success Story Doesn’t End There!
After having such success with her daughter, Joy decided to spend more time learning all there was to know about WunderKeys. She sat down at her computer and explored the website and the Facebook community and was blown away by all WunderKeys has to offer.
“No one can believe that Andrea gives teachers ALL this support.”
“When I first told my husband about all the downloads on the website he was like, “But how much?” When I told him they were free he said, “Yeah right, what’s the catch?” Because seriously… no one can believe that Andrea gives teachers ALL this support!
But as a teacher SHE gets it! I couldn’t be more grateful to Andrea Dow for creating this method and allowing us to use it in our studio. It seems like every day I turn around and there is another resource that is just as brilliant as the last.”
“I had no idea I would be setting up trial lessons for 20 families!”
Joy and WunderKeys were the perfect match. After seeing the excitement in her daughter, she knew it was something she wanted to offer to her community.
“Initially, I just hoped to find a method that reached my musically-uninterested daughter. I had no idea I would be setting up trial lessons for 20 families!”
If you’re considering starting WunderKeys, Joy has a few words of advice:
“I would say take the plunge. You know that one kid for whom you can not find ANYTHING that will help them fall in love with music? I almost bet WunderKeys will! If WunderKeys can help my daughter, who resented piano, fall in love with music it can reach anyone.”