How To Get More Students As A Piano Teacher In Singapore?

If you are a private piano teacher in Singapore, and want to get more students for your business, then you are at the right place.

In the following post, I will share with you some of the best ways in which you can get more music students as a private piano teacher in Singapore and boost your income drastically.

First of all, you want to join an agency. That is right. Agencies usually do not limit you from finding your own students through your own referrals, but they only take a commission when you get a student through them. However, good agencies like SG Learn Piano will be able to get you a lot more students per month if you have good availability and are willing to travel, without you even putting in any effort. An agency is a great way to generate new students without needing to permanently only rely on referrals, which can grow dry during certain months. An agency like SG Learn Piano can help you get students as a kick start point for your career as a private piano teacher in Singapore, and will also be able to get you through tough times easily, as you have an additional source of students through the agency. All in all, joining an agency is very beneficial for private piano teachers in Singapore, and that is why most teachers in Singapore are attached to agencies for additional new business per month on top of their own prospecting and referral efforts.

Second of all, piano students rarely find teachers by themselves. You need to understand that it is mostly parents who make the decision to look for a private piano teacher when it comes to students in Singapore. This is because the parents are the one forking out the money for the piano lessons. Therefore, you want to go after these parents! That is right. Hanging out at parent groups will definitely help you to gain some business as well. Hanging out at any kind of social setting in which there are lots of kiasu Singaporean parents will be a great marketing strategy for you to get more piano students. Shhh… Don’t tell others I told you this!

Third of all, ask for referrals from GOOD AND HAPPY students. This is so important. You want to ask students whom you think are good students for referrals. Birds of a feather flock together. If you ask a difficult student for referral, you may probably get a difficult student referred to you, and give yourself headaches. Additionally, you want to ask very happy and satisfied students for referrals, as other students will be more hesitant to provide you with referrals, and even if they do, the referred student may not be as easy to close and get them onboard as your student.

Tips To Score Better For Your Piano Sight Reading Exams

As sight reading is one of the main weaknesses that many Singaporean students face for their piano ABRSM examinations, here are some tips to help you overcome the common obstacles! I recommend that you also takeĀ private home piano lessons from a private music teacher from Sglearnpiano, one of the top agencies in Singapore. Getting a good teacher is 50% of success.

Firstly, rhythm is the number one most important thing and the grading factor which takes up the largest percentage. This is why you must always put priority of getting the rhythm right when it comes to piano sight-reading more than anything else. Even if you hit a wrong key, you want to continue. Do not repeat the key and attempt to correct it, or you would have messed up the rhythm of the song. Even professional pianists play the wrong notes once in a long while, but it is very difficult to catch these wrong notes because they never go back to repeat that phrase. Can you imagine how comical that situation will be in a piano recital performance? That is the reason why you have to stick to the right rhythm when it comes to the piano ABRSM sight reading examinations.

Secondly, you are always given the opportunity to practice for approximately 30 seconds before the actual piano sight reading exam segment starts. Always take this opportunity to play out the entire song unless it’s exceptionally long. In the event it is exceptionally long and you definitely do not have time to go through it once, then make sure to check out the first few keys so that you start off strong, and then go through the ‘difficult’ parts of the song. Figure those out, and you will be confident.

Thirdly, when you start playing the piece, always look slightly ahead. Look at least several notes ahead. When you look ahead, you are always prepared to play the right few notes and getting the rhythm right still. However, if you do not look forward, you will end up getting surprised sometimes, and that is bad. This is one of the simplest but most effective tips when it comes to scoring better for the piano ABRSM examinations.