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3 Printables for Interviewing New Students

Just added: THREE new printables on the Printables > Studio Business page:

  1. Beginner Student Interview Form
  2. Transfer Student Interview Form
  3. Student Information Form

These resources are useful for conducting student interviews at the first lesson with a new or transfer student.  The interview forms help evaluate the student’s musical aptitude and background, to help the teacher determine what level repertoire the student should be playing, as well as what technique exercises should be assigned.  The student information form is designed to gather basic contact information from the student — as well as some information from the parent regarding the child’s personality/learning style and musical background. Read on….

Read more about these forms below…

1. Beginner Student Interview Form:

This form is designed for use during the interview or first lesson with a new beginner student who the teacher is planning to accept into their studio.

The first part of the form asks for basic information, which the student should be able to provide.  The second part of the form gives a number of activities that the teacher can conduct with the student, in order to evaluate the student’s musical aptitude and background.

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2. Transfer Student Interview Form:

This form is designed for use during the interview or first lesson with a new transfer (i.e., non-beginner) student who the teacher is planning to accept into their studio.

The first part of the form asks for basic information, which the student should be able to provide.  The second part of the form lists a number of activities that the teacher can conduct with the student, in order to evaluate the student’s previous training and musical ability.

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3.  Student Information Form:

This form is designed to be used during a student’s first lesson with the teacher, to be filled out by the parent while the teacher is working with the student.

The form collects contact information as well as other valuable information, including questions about the child’s personality and musical background.  This form may then be returned to the teacher when completed, and filed for later reference.

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The ideas for these forms came largely from reading How to Teach Piano Successfully by James Bastien (which is a wonderful book that I highly recommend), and from my piano pedagogy class during undergrad.

  • coming soon! a sample Studio Policies handout

7 thoughts on “3 Printables for Interviewing New Students”

  1. I just found your website and have enjoyed browsing it so far! I was wondering if you could maybe enlarge your interview forms a little–they’re too little to read on my screen. Thanks!

  2. Joy, these are exactly what I wanted to make and now I don’t have to! Thank you for sharing them!

  3. Hi Joy – I love your resources, they are so helpful! I especially like your new student information form, but haven’t been able to pull it up lately. Is there a way you can send it directly or check if it’s still working on your website?

  4. Hey!

    Great website you have here to guide teachers from all around the world! I am unable to enlarge the image for all the forms. Is it possible if you could directly email it to me? It doesn’t seem to work anymore.

  5. I love your website! Thanks for all the helpful information! However, your links to all 3 of these PDF’s are broken, can you fix them or email me the file please? Thanks!

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