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  • Disappearing Students (All Teachers)

    Posted by Guest Teacher on March 6, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    I’ve had a few students who I have had for one lessons or two, who then don’t rebook or get back to me. Most pupils continue with lessons and it’s fine but is this just something that is the nature of music lessons? Thanks

    Kat Hunter replied 9 years, 12 months ago 2 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Matt Pocock

    Member
    March 6, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Absolutely and completely normal 🙂 I was worried about that too when I started out – but some students can only commit for one or two lessons for financial or personal reasons. It’s the terrain 🙂 But if most of your students are staying with you for more you’re definitely doing something right!

  • Guest Teacher

    Member
    March 6, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Yeah it’s good to know it happens with other people. Just got me a bit worried. Thanks

  • Matt Pocock

    Member
    March 6, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    No worries – even to the best/baldest of us!

  • Guest Teacher

    Member
    March 6, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Yea I have people disappear all the time. Unfortunately its actually the ones who stay for months then disappear that are more worrying for me.

  • Kat Hunter

    Member
    March 6, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Yep it definitely happens to everyone! Agreed if most of them are staying, it means you’re already doing a great job. For those who leave after a couple of lessons, if you’re not sure that it’s for financial/personal reasons, you could always email them wishing them the best and saying you hoped they enjoyed lessons and to let you know if they have any feedback. I’ve only received semi-negative feedback once, and I was able to give it a bit of thought and I applied what I could and felt like a much more confident teacher at the end of it :). That said, you can *never* please everyone, so don’t stress it too much!

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