As a professional musician and a music teacher I am constantly trying to stay current with the ever changing music industry. This is especially true in my pursuit of new students. Music teachers are constantly adapting and getting creative about how they attract new students. I am trying to a few methods to see what works and what doesn’t work. Hopefully my findings will be helpful to other music teachers who are just looking to build their studios. For the next few months I will be trying online directories that connect student and teachers to see which ones I find effective.
Lessonmaestro.com – This website seems helpful in that you can choose your subscription to be free or you can upgrade for the relatively low price of $4.99 or $6.99. You have a private profile page to update your information that doesn’t require tons of information or a lot of time to fill out.
Craigslist – I have never tried Craigslist before for studio advertising but have heard from another music teacher that it can be very useful. I added to ads one for voice and one for piano which I will renew when the ad stops running. Its free so lets hope it works.
Lessonrating.com – This one is $49.95 which may seem like a lot but that price is for the whole year. The big downside that I see is in order to get to some of the leads contact information you have to pay an additional amount. However, I have heard good things about this sight so hopefully it works out.
Betterfly.com – You can create a free profile on Betterfly which can help get clients. I find the sight a little confusing though.
Makingmusicfun.net – They are doing a deal where the first year is free then you are billed $59.95 each additional year if you do not cancel. The profile information is currently down I guess I will try next week.
opusmusiceducation.com – This company has a free membership and a premium membership for $39. I am currently signed up for the free membership and so far find the website easy to use.