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

Thank you so much for all your help, everybody. I'm definitely getting a
lot of good ideas here.

Also, just to clarify, I didn't mean to imply that adults are less
dedicated. I actually tend to enjoy teaching them more because they are
more excited about the instrument and they're coming to lessons because
they want to. I just meant that their pocketbooks and schedules sometimes
aren't quite as accommodating.

Anyways, I'll definitely institute a bunch of these ideas going forward.

On Wed, Dec 23, 2015 at 8:36 AM, Kevin <kham27@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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