Yesterday during a break between lessons, I checked my voicemail to find three messages from parents seeking a voice teacher for their children. Three inquiries in a week? Completely normal. But three in the span of two hours?
I got my explanation when a teacher from another local studio called and revealed himself as the referral source. He is in the process of downsizing his student load in order to take on other projects, and has been recommending that his students continue their studies with me.
To most teachers and studios, this would be a jackpot situation (literally and figuratively). But when you already have a completely full studio with a growing waiting list, receiving a slew of new referrals all at once is a bit overwhelming.
The good news is that if you find yourself in this situation, your reply to potential students and parents doesn’t have to be “no”.