Wouldn’t it be an interesting twist to the start of a new year if, instead taking on polite, conscientious, and responsible new students… you instead opted to teach the rude and unruly tyrants that leave you and your piano “trebling” with fear?
Most of you are probably thinking, “Yes… that would be interesting… AND CRAZY!”
And yet, this is my challenge to you:
This year, sign up one piano student that will make your life difficult… one student who would normally make you say, “Whew, thank God he’s not mine!”
You’ll Be Better Off For It
Before I got into the “music biz” I taught Grade 2 in the public school system. Some years I would have a class full of angels, and other years I would have a class full of… “angels-in-training”.
And while I did enjoy the peaceful “easy” years, my most productive years in terms of professional growth were always my most challenging years. And as you probably guessed, I became a better teacher with each and every difficult crew that walked through my door.
Short Term Pain, Long Term Gain
To grow and succeed we must push ourselves out of our comfort zones; take on that challenging piano student we would normally refuse. And while you may have one dreaded half hour a week… that half hour will get easier, that student will get better, and all of your other students will benefit.
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