Yesterday, we asked you to share piano teaching advice you’d give to a newbie teacher. Let’s just say that your responses blew our minds and warmed our hearts all at the same time.
Andrea and I wanted our little corner of the web to be a place of positivity for piano teachers; a place where students were the number one priority, and life-long music-making was the ultimate goal.
I can honestly say that after reading your responses I know we have found the community we were looking for!
Your caring, positive approach to piano education is influencing a new generation of students who, unlike many of their parents, will grow up with wonderful memories of piano lessons. These same students will become music-loving parents who will cherish the day when they can send their own children off to piano lessons.
Yes… piano lessons are alive and well and it’s all thanks to you!
Something I Simply Had To Share
One comment in particular really meant a lot to us and it will mean a lot to all of you because it was your comments that obviously had a profound impact. Check it out below:
“For personal reasons, I wish to remain anonymous, but I just want you to know that most of your replies brought tears to my eyes. Between financial difficulties, grieving the loss of my Dad, and suffering from anxiety and depression, I’ve lost the fun in teaching and berated myself for not being more creative or fun. I’m ready to throw in the towel. But thanks to you all, and sharing your ideas, I will take the summer to relax and begin anew in September with a completely different mind set.”
Community is a powerful thing. A few words of wisdom and encouragement can do wonders.
And Now For The Giveaways
Is it cliché to say that everyone is a winner?! But, as with all giveaways, I suppose someone has to be the winner’s winner. So, congratulations to Matthew D. and Mary G. We will be in touch very soon with details on your free copy of The Curious Case of Muttzart and Ratmaninoff or Shhh…Your Piano Teacher Thinks This is Practice.