First of all, I recently posted an article on how to get your studio fully booked. One of the items on the list of to-dos was to utilize your lesson notes.
Recently, a few events in my life have required me to take some of my focus away from my studio. One thing that temporarily fell by the wayside was my use of the lesson notes. I reconciled my lessons to keep my clients’ accounts current, but the lesson notes had to go on sabbatical for about six weeks.
It was something I did have to prioritize out for a while, but I do want to share with you that my number of teaching hours did drop as a result.
The extra five minutes we take to write lesson notes to our clients makes a big difference to keep the client encouraged and on track, and it gives us a moment to give their progress one extra brain cell. That investment yields a great return on relationship as well as the financial success of our studios.
So, just an experiential report from the field: lesson notes make a difference. Having used them and then having to back-burner them, I see clearly that they are a very valuable resource for us and our clients.
When you invest time into someone, you are investing in that relationship. And that is one of the richest investments you can make.
And before I’m off to catch up on lesson notes, I want to share this video of Catherine McNeela, Coordinator of the BFA Musical Theatre Program at Elon University, and my voice teacher when I went to college there.
She truly gave me a safe space to find my voice. When you watch the video, you will see why that’s true.
Cathy is an incredible teacher, and I owe so much of where I am as a teacher and performer to her. Enjoy!