Re: [Harp-L] Advice About Being a Harmonica Teacher

Do lessons in sessions of 4 or 6 for $150 or whatever your price is. You
could offer a discount for 6 instead of four or 2 instead of one or
whatever. Options are good and everyone likes to see a deal!


On 21 December 2015 at 17:52, Rick Dempster <rickdempster33@xxxxxxxxx>

> It's also mostly adults because harp is not so 'cool' with the younger set
> these days.
> It's all ukuleles out there. The harp will have its day again, but probably
> not in my lifetime.
> RD
> On 22 December 2015 at 05:39, Ari Erlbaum <ari.erlbaum@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I'm looking for some advice about how to get business as a harmonica
> > teacher. I've been teaching for a few years on the side of my day job,
> but
> > am now trying to work less on other things and more on harmonica. But
> what
> > I've noticed is that it tends to attract more adults than kids (parents
> > usually send their kids to piano lessons or something). Adults tend to be
> > much less reliable for consistent lessons, since they are more connected
> to
> > their pocketbooks and busier. They always go away from the first lesson
> > super excited about playing harp, but tend to email later on saying that
> > another bill came up so they can't afford lessons for a while, or the
> trip
> > is too long for them to get here, etc. So for you all who have been doing
> > this longer than I have, do you have any suggestions for either making
> > adult students more reliable, attracting more kids, or finding some other
> > scheme for being profitable-ish doing harp related things? And for any
> > non-teachers, what might entice you to drop money consistently on
> harmonica
> > lessons?
> >
> > For reference, my website is
> Any
> > feedback on that would be great as well. Thanks so much everybody!
> >
> > Best,
> > Ari
> >

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