Ever wondered how easy it is to talk to someone when you have common interests? That is what I enjoy about my job. (ok, it is not a job, it is a business, or is it a hobby? or a hobby that became a business...or...or...)
I always like it when I see two complete strangers hit off so well during my first lesson. After that, they will make it a point to attend my lesson together again. Some even decide to sign up additional classes together. Although I have high expectations of my students, I like to conduct my lesson in a cozy and friendly environment. So we can talk about anything under the sky, from the latest gossips to the new HDB rules.
Of course, some students need time to 'warm-up', but sharing the same passion about beading is certainly a great Ice Breaker.