Many Singaporean piano students are very weak when it comes to piano sight reading.
One of the main reasons is because many of them are brought up to be perfectionists. However, to be great at sight reading, being too much of a perfectionist will backfire against these local students. As a teacher, you want to guide them to focus and be perfectionist on just moving forward with the piece and keeping the rhythm. Most Singaporean students tend to over-focus on hitting the right notes, at the expense of the song’s rhythm. This is something that you need to teach students. This is particularly the case for students who may have learnt from other teachers before engaging you. You want to instill the right learning and practising method into your students.
In the video below, Tiffany shares with students how to improve their ABRSM piano sight reading. As a piano teacher yourself, you can learn from such YouTube videos and apply these tips to your students. When you get your students great results, they will stick to you. This way, you get more students and referrals. You will then be easily to grow your business and become full time and thrive financially! Thriving financially as a private home piano teacher in Singapore is super easy if you focus on adding value to students.
If you are such a student-oriented piano teacher, then you should apply to https://www.linkedin.com/company/sglearnpiano/, a locally based agency which will help you get piano students in Singapore. They are one of the better agencies in Singapore that helps teachers find students and vice versa. The only commission (to the best of my knowledge) taken by them is when they successfully match you up with a student.