The Teacher-Student-Parent Initial Interview - A Teacher's Perspective

 

by Nancy Ostromencki and John M. Zeigler
Rio Rancho, NM  USA

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e cannot stress too much the importance of always having an initial interview in person before accepting a student into your studio. NEVER take a student over the phone without the initial in-person interview.  The teacher can gain many insights by conducting the initial meeting/interview with the prospective student and parents.  Whether you charge a fee or conduct the initial interview for free is up to you. Ask yourself the question, "Do other professionals do an initial consultation or interview for free?" Many teachers do this initial interview as a free "service" and recruiting tool, others offer it as a free incentive to come into the studio. That choice is yours, but it is just plain crazy to miss the opportunities afforded by the initial interview.

 

 

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