Perhaps it is the universal health and safety uncertainty caused by the global ongoing pandemic and virus variants, the arrival of the highly anticipated 2022 calendar year, or the lack of oxygen felt by all humans in our mandatory masked world, … but it in fact seems as though 2021 prompted people everywhere to rethink and prioritize their key life values and spend 2022 to acknowledge and pursue the truly beneficial things available in our human lives, such as private music lessons.
It was just last week that I received an email from a friend regarding the vital role that her longtime music teacher had played in her life. This conversation prompted me to reflect on my lifetime of receiving private music instruction and lessons and the joy, happiness and supreme feelings of blossoming creativity that my years of private piano lessons gave me and caused me to grab my iPad and write an article to remind our 2022 world of the pure joy that private music lessons today can bring to the life of every human on our rotating glob of dirt.
In 2022 and forevermore, let us all be remember that music and music education goes so far beyond notes, rhythms and techniques, and to think about all the other benefits private, weekly music lessons may provide for the development of a child and the balanced life of an adult in today’s world.
It is not a novel concept that a teacher can fulfill a role beyond the narrow confines of his or her specific educational field, or that there are certainly other professionals more specifically tasked with clients’ health, well-being and non-academic development. However, the teacher-student dynamic in the context of weekly one-on-one music lessons proves much more profound than most realize. A private music teacher works with the student through musical notes, rhythms and techniques, while also studying, week after week, the amazing self-expression and human connection that private music lessons through music bring.
For some students the crucial role that a private music teacher plays in their life perhaps remains exclusively musical. However, this article encourages any prospective student and family to keenly evaluate the non-musical benefits of having a well-chosen coach, mentor and teacher in their life. On a human level, music teachers pass along values and priorities consciously and subconsciously each lesson each week. Through these weekly music methods, a private music instructor is able to motivate and inspire, set expectations and establish accountability, handle challenges, reconcile with failure, and shape lives. This is why music teachers are not simply service providers but role models, mentors and sometimes counselors.
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Music is an art and music teaching is a vocation, but the people that a music teacher helps along the way defines our human purpose and makes our lives meaningful. In a world that is increasingly separated and polarized, music can bring us together if those behind the music see humanity as our greater responsibility. Humans should be truly thankful to the music teachers of this world for their pursuit of this greater goal and truly valuing each and every music student. Contact Kathryn Brickwell Music Instruction regarding private music lessons today at https://www.music-instruction.com or telephone at 800-285-5732.