Have the family visit at the appropriate time so they will see the right program and meet the right instructors.
Have the family visit when it’s most convenient for the staff.
Give the family the enrollment packet and explain all the pieces
Have the parents and student sign all the waivers
Schedule a time for a School of Rock instructor to help them purchase an instrument at a local music store
Explain what to do if a student will miss a lesson or rehearsal
Get an email address for the student
Make sure the enrollment form is filled out completely, with contact and billing information
Refer them to other programs outside your school that would be more appropriate for them
Make sure all your instructors are gauging their students’ commitment level and interests at all times
Let the students decide entirely on their own what shows or programs they want to participate in
Poll your students for show suggestions
Foster communication among your staff to share ideas and suggestions for each student’s music education