The Importance of a Qualified Music Teacher
Qualified Music Teachers
So you have decided to learn how to play a musical instrument. What now? Maybe you are not sure what to do next, maybe you have been doing it for a while and are stuck doing the same thing over and over? Maybe there are things you don’t understand, or you feel like you have reached your maximum growth?
Here is my best advice for you: Get a qualified music teacher. Learning an instrument is not an easy task; doing it without any help is a fool’s errand. There are so many reasons to work with a music instructor, and the benefits far outweigh the costs, both in time and money.
Regular lessons will force you to be accountable, which will make you practice more, which means you will improve faster. When you see improvements, you will be encouraged to keep going and the entire process will snowball into a positive experience.
A Great Teacher Will Motivate You
Having a qualified teacher overseeing you, teaching you proper practice habits, exposing you to different genres of music, or giving you tips and tricks will save much time and frustration. And you will come out of it having learned the correct information.
A qualified music instructor will bring structure to your learning, introduce and explain concepts in a logical order, catch your mistakes, and help you work through challenges. You will be able to navigate the ups and downs of learning an instrument a lot more easily under the guidance of someone who has most likely encountered the same challenges and found ways to work through them.
Fill in the Gaps in Your Knowledge
One common thing we encounter when interviewing potential teachers are candidates who come in wanting to teach and have many gaps in their knowledge and training. Most of the time this happens when they are “self-taught”. When interviewing potential instructors who have had proper training, there is always a clear difference in the quality of musicianship and knowledge they possess. A crucial part of our job when hiring instructors for our music school is to ensure that candidates are properly vetted and that teachers who ultimately end up working with our students are qualified.
The right teacher will prove to be a positive influence for you or your children, and chances are you will never forget the impact great teachers have had in your life.
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