I thought I'd include a questionnaire that I use in my studio. It is easy to parents to respond to and provides a good profile of the parents expectations and concerns about music lessons.


How important are these questions in your decision to have your child study music?

SCORING: 0 - Is NOT important 5 - Is VERY important

1. I want my child to enjoy music.
0 1 2 3 4 5
2. I want my child to develop social skills
0 1 2 3 4 5
3. I want my child to have music as a caree
0 1 2 3 4 5
4. I want my child to learn to appreciate music
0 1 2 3 4 5
5. I want my child to read music 0 1 2 3 4 5
6. I want my child to learn physical coordination
0 1 2 3 4 5
7. I want my child to become a better learner
0 1 2 3 4 5
8. I want my child to make friends 0 1 2 3 4 5
9. I want my child to develop self-discipline
0 1 2 3 4 5
10. I want my child to perform in public 0 1 2 3 4 5
11. I want my child to be a well-rounded person
0 1 2 3 4 5
How important are each of these in choosing a piano teacher for your child?
1. Teacher's personality 0 1 2 3 4 5
2. Teacher's appearance 0 1 2 3 4 5
3. Cost of the lessons 0 1 2 3 4 5
4. Location and attractiveness of the studio 0 1 2 3 4 5
5. Teacher's teaching experience. 0 1 2 3 4 5
6. Teacher's knowledge of how children grow up 0 1 2 3 4 5
7. Teacher's ability to play the piano well 0 1 2 3 4 5
8. Teacher's ability to manage students well 0 1 2 3 4 5
9. Teacher's professional musical experience 0 1 2 3 4 5
10. Teacher's knowledge of how children learn 0 1 2 3 4 5
11. Teacher's training in teaching music 0 1 2 3 4 5
12. Please write other characteristics here

If you want an original copy of this, please private message me with your home e-mail address and I will forward this questionniare to an attachment. I also have other questionnaires available if you are interested.

I posted a similar offer on the adult beginners forum.

Betty