In our experience of almost 5 years teaching drums in the Sutherland Shire (NSW Australia) we learned that students that pay for their trial lesson tend to stay long term. On the other hand, most people that come for a free trial prefer to ignore our follow up text message or phone call.
They are doing nothing wrong, it just doesn’t work for us.
Our time preparing for lessons (book material, studio and premisses), the decades of teaching experience, and of course the lesson time, are valuable to us, and will be to you too.
So far so good. Giving free trial lessons never bothered us. The real issue for us is that the majority of free trials booked are a waste of time simply because most people don’t turn up, and don’t even text us in advance to say that they are not coming, neither call later to explain why they didn’t turn up.
The day we can ask hairdressers, or plumbers to give us a free trial the first time we need their services, then we will rethink this matter.
We still offer free trial lessons on some days during school holiday periods, so if that’s your thing, visit our website DrumLessonsSydney.com.au and keep an eye on the home page where we place the free trial button for a couple of days.