Help students do well and practice thoughtfully every week with fun incentives.
Do you have students who love lessons but lack motivation to practice? Have you lost students because they think piano is just “too hard?” Motivating your student to practice well at home can be as simple as providing rewards and incentives.
When students are young their goals are small, and positive feedback or simple rewards are needed frequently. However, as students grow up their goals become bigger and they are better able to wait for gratification. Adjust rewards to fit your students’ needs and abilities.
Money spent on rewards and incentives are business expenses which can be used as a tax write-off at the end of the year!
Take individual or group pictures of your students each year and hang them in your studio. Students will love the recognition.
Use stacking baskets/shelves as a place for students and parents to pick up notices, reminders, studio documents, seasonal cards (such as Christmas or birthdays) and more!
Help your students feel special. Use these ideas in your studio today!
Students feel special when you remember and recognize their birthdays. A visible studio calendar can be used to show all the studio events, including each student’s birthday.
Let students decorate their date on the calendar with stickers, pens, glitter, etc.
Providing cards and/or simple gifts (or treats) on a student’s birthday adds a special touch and helps a student feel valued.
Students who come to lessons directly from school are often hungry. Providing healthy snacks will help them focus on lessons instead of their stomachs. Easy choices include whole or individual-sized packaged foods, such as:
Parties can be organized by season or by theme. Below are some great options for parties.
Be creative and come up with other fun party ideas for your studio!
Check out our Piano Discoveries Shop for more student rewards!
Any event can be made into a seasonal activity to create added fun and excitement.
Provide students with a fun and exciting way to practice elementary theory terms. This crossword puzzle includes 10 early elementary music terms and definitions — tie, whole note, repeat sign, quarter note, half note, bar line, slur, double bar line, measure and staff.