Yes. When you decline a new TakeLessons student, the student counts as a canceled student in your overall student retention ratings. Your retention ratings translate directly to your search ranking. If your retention rating--and therefore, your search ranking--decreases because you've declined students, folks searching on TakeLessons.com using the Best Match filter may choose not to book lessons with you (because you'll show up lower on the list). Keep this in mind when you're declining new students.