Teach the Teacher June 09

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Our monthly Teach the Teacher where Christie shared how to make relationships matter in music lessons.

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Teach the Teacher June 09

  1. 1. © 2008 Al Nilsen Christie Rotarius Acting, Singing and Piano Instructor Retaining New Students It’s all about the impressions
  2. 2. <ul><li>Initial phone call (first impression) </li></ul><ul><li>First lesson and beyond (establishing trust) </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up and maintaining the relationship keeping open communication) </li></ul>Making an instant connection that will lead to a lasting relationship
  3. 3. First Impression Phone Call <ul><li>Brief and friendly introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Make it personal – refer to questionnaire </li></ul><ul><li>Let them know if you will need them to purchase any supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Logistics </li></ul><ul><li>Answer questions </li></ul>
  4. 4. First Lesson and Beyond <ul><li>Appearance of your person and your studio </li></ul><ul><li>Create a comfortable environment </li></ul><ul><li>Empower the student and parent </li></ul><ul><li>Learn and experience with them </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize learning styles and multiple intelligences – “custom made” lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Be accessible </li></ul>
  5. 5. Learning Styles <ul><li>There are 3 basic styles or modalities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Auditory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kinesthetic </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Multiple Intelligences <ul><li>There are 8 elements of multiple intelligences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Linguistic/Language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Logical/Mathematical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Musical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spatial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bodily Kinesthetic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interpersonal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intrapersonal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Naturalist </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Follow Up and Maintaining Relationships <ul><li>Make lessons, communication, etc easy for your students and parents </li></ul><ul><li>Use the TakeLessons tools – journal, goal setting tool and practice tool </li></ul><ul><li>The key is to remember this is a RELATIONSHIP </li></ul>

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