I remember driving back home and processing everything I did in that sectional.
What was I doing wrong?
I stopped on the way home for some McDonald’s fries and a milkshake to make me feel better. I sucked at recruiting. I tried what I thought other people did to recruit, and it didn’t work.
I felt like I NEVER wanted to teach a sectional, visit a school, or try to recruit again.
I’m SUPER introverted and didn’t like getting up in front of people anyway. I assumed that having a private studio was just not going to be “my thing.”
And then I started watching some awesome elementary, middle, and high school band directors who had programs FULL of eager students. I watched how they interacted with those students and parents.
Eventually, I started believing...