what makes a great music teacher?
- makes learning fun… and what other topic is more important?
- patience, patience, patience… what can I say after that?
- being a parent… having a child gives you a complete perspective on what you can expect of a student
- having formal training… you wouldn’t hire a math or english tutor that taught himself would you?
- having a flexible teaching system that adapts to different brains… there is 360 degrees in a circle thus there is at least 360 ways to view any topic
- experienced performer… seen it, bought it, sold it. A player that has played many gigs knows what works and what doesn’t
- experienced private teacher… the more years the better. Working with many students with the same thematic material helps future students
- experienced recording artist… having a sound that can be put under a microscope confirms techniqical know how
- experienced sectional conductor… understanding how to blend your section with the band
- an expert in the genres that the student wants to learn… like studying French in France, you must find someone that is fluent in the style you wish to learn
- teaches the student the proper way to practice… can’t just send a student home without a clue on how to get work done on their own
- conducting experience… working on both sides of the baton gives a unique teaching perspective
- teaches technique, theory and music… balanced diet grows you to your potential