Monthly Archives: January 2017

Why do we charge for the trial lesson?

In our experience of teaching drums since 1994 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, gear 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 is that many people don’t turn up to their trial lesson, and we rarely find out why.

The day we can ask plumbers or hairdressers a free trial 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 and keep an eye on the home page where we place the free trial button for a couple of days.