Do you remember your first year of teaching music? I have a new friend who is opening a piano studio this year and has asked for some mentoring. I'm betting that she'll be a great teacher because she's doing everything right so far. She's joined our local teacher's association, has already attended a workshop with Suzanne Guy at our local music store, and has arranged to observe some of the more established teachers in town. But, how wonderful it would be if she had some advice from all of you! So, please leave a comment with your best words of wisdom for a new piano teacher. Feel free to mention any aspect of teaching music.
And, to encourage your participation, I'll be giving away a copy of Suzanne Guy's book If You Would Add Beauty To The World, a lovely little book of thoughts on practicing and performing. Everyone who leaves a comment by noon on Monday 8/31/09 will be entered for a chance to win! I'll use random.org to pick a winner after noon on that day and will post the winner here. If the winner doesn't contact me within 5 days, I'll pick another winner, so be sure to check back!
Photo, "Eden: Piano Teacher in the Making" by gthills. Creative commons 2.0.