I saw a quote recently: “It is not that the teacher teaches; it is that the student learns”
I thought about this for quite a while.
A survey that I created and sent to all of my current and former students a few weeks ago has given me some interesting feedback. I have always been under the impression that my perception of our lesson time is likely to be different in some ways compared to the student’s experience. I created the survey to learn some of these differences and which were most prevalent.
Question: “What could your teacher do better?”
Survey Said: “Push me harder.” This was the #1 answer.
If one plays music as a hobby, as most people do, I am not quite sure how much pressure I should apply to students. I think it is best if students find their own true motivation. Perhaps I need to create ‘mirrors’ for each student to view their progress.
I do have one idea brewing that may stimulate motivation for most students.
I have would like to make videos of each lesson for each student. I can make each video viewable on YouTube by only me and the student in it. Of course, students may forward the links of their videos to anyone they wish.
Are there any volunteers to test some sessions?
Until next time…