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Once your child is keen on learning an instrument, the next step is to choose a teacher. For many parents, this means searching around for a good private instructor.
Ask the parents of children who are already learning music, friends and others in your community for recommendations. Word of mouth is a good way to find a teacher.
Ask your Child for Feedback
Before registering for your child, it is appropriate to ask your prospective teacher if trial lesson can be observed. Choosing an effective music teacher could be based on the qualification and teaching experience. But a great teacher needs much more than the shiny master’s degree on the wall, they need to have the heart, spirit and dedication to turn making music into a magical experience for her students. After the trial lesson, ask your child for feedback. Young children may not be able to analyze the experiences during the trial, but they will know what they liked, and whether or not they want to go back.
Trust your Gut Reaction
An effective teacher helps your child end each lesson on a positive note, inspire them to feel proud of their accomplishments, and motivate them to practice during the week. To any teacher, it is important to notice and respect that the teacher’s age may not be a deciding factor, for instance – the very youthful private teacher has more than one trick up her sleeve which could be a good sign of patience for engaging the students and overcoming challenges for students with shorter attention span.
Are you ready to make a choice now? Trust your gut reaction. You know better what teacher is best for you or your child.
Your expectations for your child’s musical learning journey could be as intensive as skipping grades to achieve certifications or it could be truly a skill that your child will eventually learn to enjoy playing their music pieces.
Learn 2 Play Music takes emphasis on a dynamic approach to meet the learning styles and needs of each individual.
Sign up with us here or Call us @ 6384 1041 for a trial to see if we are a good match. :)