How To Get More Guitar Students Through Referrals
By Tom Hess
Want an easy way to get more guitar students? Learn how to get a lot more referrals from your current students. This is a great (and simple) way to fill up your guitar teaching schedule without doing extra advertising.
How to get more referrals from your guitar students:
First, overcome 6 common reasons guitar teachers struggle to attract new students. This gives you a much larger pool of guitar students to get referrals from.
Second, create a special live event for your guitar students to attend (for free). Tell your students to bring one guitar playing friend with them. (Let their friend attend the event for free as well.)
At the event, teach about any guitar playing topic that applies to every person in the room. Example: do a master class on effective guitar practice methods. This topic applies to everyone at the event and makes them better guitar players.
Many of your students’ guitar playing friends have a high chance of becoming your guitar students, because:
Run this event 2-3 times per year and vary the topic each time. This gives your students (and their friends) extra incentive to attend.
Question: “Tom Hess, why limit your students to bringing only one friend? Isn’t it better to ask them to bring ALL their guitar playing friends?"
Answer: No. You want your guitar students to think about a specific person who would benefit the most from your event. This is important, because:
Running these live events helps your guitar teaching business on 3 levels:
Important: this strategy only works when you have a steady stream of new guitar students coming into your teaching business. This article helps you attract many new guitar students all year long.
You can learn a lot more about how to get guitar students.
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