“I HATE PRACTICING” An Extremely Famous Violinist*
At last we come to the real test of our ability to resist patience: our students.
There are myriad ways in which our students can push us into the patience trap. Perhaps the most dangerous is when they contract a disease known to most music teachers as I-Don’t-Want-To-Practice-itis.
A variation is: I-Don’t-Like-To-Practice-itis. Continue reading
In my experience, there are two types of parents that we have to deal with:
- The ones that see the teacher as a sort of demigod, do whatever the teacher asks and always defer to her (the ideal?).
- Everyone else (reality).
We can subdivide the second group: Continue reading
In order to have a good relationship with the parents of our students, we must remember another very important principle:
PEOPLE DO NOT LIKE TO FEEL YOU ARE BEING PATIENT WITH THEM.
Let’s see how patience with parents works: Continue reading