According to Jeffrey Krugler, author of the The Sibling Effect, 95% of parents have a favorite, or “Golden” child.
Despite being the middle child and having stiff competition from a tall, dark, and handsome older brother, and a cute, perky, “I’ll do anything for anyone” younger sister… I am still certain I am my mother’s “Golden Child”…
At least that’s what I like to think! 🙂 I’ll know for sure later today after my mom (who still religiously reads every single blog post I write) phones to confirm what I already know.
And, just as I KNOW I am my mother’s “Golden Child” (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) I am betting that you as a piano teacher have that “Golden Student”; that student you just seem to really click with. Whether it be a shared passion for classical music or a similarly quirky sense of humour, some piano students are simply easier to get along with than others.
It’s not a knock against your other students; sometimes certain personalities just jive better than others. So, today in the comments section, we’d love to know what makes some of your piano students more enjoyable to teach than others.
Leave a comment below by completing the following sentence: “It seems I connect best with piano students who …”