The study of music is an important decision as it requires a considerable commitment of your time and financial resources. One of the ways to ensure that private music lessons are a positive experience is to find the right music teacher. Below we have supplied some ideas to help orchestrate (Lol!) that.
First, ask questions. Before you speak with a prospective teacher, compile a list of questions that you would like to ask like the teacher’s experience, education, and teaching philosophy. Then, look further into the answers of your music teacher prospects to analyze the attitude and personality displayed by a teacher in answering your questions. Do you sense an attitude of patience, a sense of humor, a certain gentleness and self-confidence? These are all important attributes of a good teacher.
Then let’s discuss finances. Yes, of course the subject of payment must be addressed. In general, look for a lesson price that will fit comfortably into your budget, but avoid the “bargain”. You should also ask whether a teacher requires signing a contract for a specified period of time.
Finally, meet your teacher. At this meeting, there is no harm in also asking for a “sample” (not free) lesson. A good teacher will provide such a lesson with the understanding that there are no further obligations on either side.
If you are looking for a teacher for a child, you should remain with your child during this lesson. Take note of the interaction between your child and the teacher. You know your child better than anyone else.
Now the nail-biting time — making your decision. Think over all the information received and be sure to include your children in the process! Once you have made your decision, inform the teacher and set up a scheduled lesson time that you will be able to keep on a regular basis.
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