Updated: May 8
Most teachers starting out struggle with finding new students for months. There are several different ways on finding students and they vary depending on your area. Here are the most common ways teachers get their students.
1) Your Website
Most teachers find many students online from their website, Google, Next Door, and other sources. Most of these ways are also free! You can build a free website for your studio using Wix. Just remember that you may be limited on your own domain name and other features for your site. If you need help on building your website, I would check out the livestream in our Piano Language Teaching group on how to gain new students from your website (click here for the livestream but make sure you are in our group first).
3) Facebook Page
You can post in local Facebook groups and Next Door. Our Facebook page has a lot of photos and video of our students on it. Potential clients enjoy seeing other students during their lessons because they can imagine their child being apart of that. Click here to see our Facebook page. Below is a video of some key features that you should have on your Facebook page.
When you have enough students, the parents will be doing the advertising for you! To speed up the process, you can print off business cards and have your students and their parents hand them to anyone who would be interested. You can also offer discounts for referrals.
Flyers are a good way to spread your business around if you live in a small town. You can put flyers in libraries, day cares, dance studios, festivals, etc.