Recently, I sent out a questionnaire in hope of learning a bit more about my readership and the general outlook within the piano teaching profession. As promised, I want to share with you a little bit about what I’ve learned from all of your wonderful responses.
It was very revealing to hear common issues described by teachers. The most frequently cited problems for piano teachers fell into one of three general topic areas:
1. Feeling as if students do not prioritize piano study enough or do not practice effectively.
2. The challenges of running a business; including finding clients, advertising, marketing, policies, taxes, etc.
3. Dissatisfaction with the rate – or with particular aspects – of student progress.
Do these responses surprise you? Do you feel less alone, knowing that so many of us deal with the same issues?
Thanks so much for sharing your input. I hope here at ColorInMyPiano.com we can continue to address together and share about these issues that matter.