In the past, my piano practice was at my home studio. My schedule was back to back in 30 minutes segments starting from 1 pm. I finished at 8 pm. I had the lessons from Monday to Friday. For the younger children, parents prefer morning sessions and Saturday sessions.
Since I am new in the Charlotte area, I am going to try going to the homes of my students and charge a gasoline surcharge on top of my lesson tuition fees.
My first piano teacher went to my home for 5 years. When I went to advanced level I had to go to my new teacher’s studio in the university. The only slot available to this University professor in the Conservatory was at 6:30 am. So my Dad will drive there and then bring me to 8 am morning class in high school.
Today will be my first piano lessons with two new kids who had prior piano lesson experience. I could feel that their mother is very enthusiastic about it. My first piano teacher and my mother became very good friends. They consulted each other with regards to my progress in the other academic areas as well. Eventually, all the kids in the block heard me play constantly in my free time. All the parents started to inquire about getting piano lessons with my first teacher, Ms. Daisy.
Some of the neighbor kids will tell Ms. Daisy that she wants to be good like Joy. Ms. Daisy will proudly tell them that “Joy is an exceptional and bright kid.” You can’t imagine how proud my mother was in hearing those words. But, the lesson here is there might be a market in the area where you will be having onsite piano lessons. Your new parent might refer you to their neighbors and friends. This will help you maximize your time and make it cost efficient.
I will tell you more if I can handle the 40 minutes drive.
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