Walking Billboards


A couple weeks ago I was wearing a t-shirt I bought years ago that says “Piano Teachers have a Grand Time”.


On this particular day, I was dropping my daughter off to work and getting some gas at the gas station when a lady drove up to me and asked if I was a piano teacher. Why yes! I said… She is now on my waiting list.

Fast forward to yesterday and I’m wearing my t-shirt again. This time I was at my physical therapy appointment (nursing tendonitis in my elbow- no fun!) and a lady also receiving PT asked me, do you teach piano? I am looking for a teacher for my two kids. Why yes! And I gave her my card.

That night I was across the street meeting our new neighbor and she noticed my shirt and asked if I taught piano lessons. Why yes! She proceeded to tell me her daughter who also lives in the area is looking for a teacher.

I have to say sometimes I will wear my shirt and nobody will say anything, but lately it has been my walking billboard. You just never know…

A couple weeks ago I held my Keyboard Festival event where I order t-shirts for all my student participants. On the t-shirts I always make sure my studio website is included. They can be walking billboards too.


If you are looking for a place to have your t-shirts printed, I highly recommend using CustomInk.com. I used them for the first time this year and was highly satisfied. (I haven’t had much luck with local businesses) They made the entire process so easy. I designed my shirt, which then created a link that I was able to pass onto my piano parents. All they needed to do was click on the link and enter their child’s size. Once everyone submitted their size, I clicked on the order button and a couple weeks later they arrived. So easy and quality was excellent!


  1. susanparadis

    Another one of your great ideas, Jennifer!

  2. Donna McLain

    Can you design them and each parent buy their own?


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