Printable: “About Me” Student Profile Cards

For the past two years, I’ve been using these “About Me” student profile cards. I’m always looking for ways for my students to see and get to know each other!

At the beginning of the school year, I printed the profile cards on colorful paper and we took time during lessons to fill them out with a felt-tipped marker. I took a photo of each student sitting at the piano with my iPhone set on the square crop setting. Later, I imported all the photos into a Microsoft Word document, resized each image to 3×3 inches, printed the document, and attached each cut-out photo to the profile cards with a circle of tape. As a final touch, I decided to laminate each profile card.

Displaying these in the studio helps build a feeling of camaraderie and being part of a team! (Wanna read more about team-building in the studio? Check out my friend Christina’s guest post on Amy Chaplin’s blog here.)

To hang the profile cards in my studio, I used clothespins and a length of twine string. I used adhesive Command Decorating Clips (you can buy these at Hobby Lobby or Michaels and use their weekly 40% off coupon available inside their app) to hang the string, instead of putting nails in the wall.

Here’s a photo from last year of the profile cards hanging in my previous studio space. I love the color they added to the walls. And parents and students always enjoy looking at them!

Feel free to download my “About Me – Student Profile Cards” on the Printables > Other Resources page.

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Joy Morin is a piano teacher in northwest Ohio (United States) who enjoys keeping her teaching fresh with new ideas and resources. ColorInMyPiano.com serves as a journal of her adventures in piano teaching as well as a place to exchange ideas and resources.

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5 Comments

  1. Posted 10 August 2017 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    Great idea! Thank you for sharing it and I’m looking forward to using these in just a few weeks.

  2. Posted 11 August 2017 at 1:06 am | Permalink

    Such a great idea!

    • Posted 11 August 2017 at 8:30 am | Permalink

      I can’t claim the idea as completely my own — I’m sure I saw examples other teachers have created — but I’m happy with how my version of the idea turned out! :)

  3. Diana Pollard
    Posted 11 August 2017 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Joy! I just found your website. I am returning to private piano teaching after a 10 year hiatus.

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