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Topic: The quest for the best piano teacher  (Read 685 times)

Offline wkmt

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The quest for the best piano teacher
on: February 10, 2020, 11:41:57 AM
https://www.i-am-a-spammer.com/post/2017/03/24/how-to-choose-the-best-piano-teacher-in-london-piano-teacher-london

I have published this article some time ago now and I try to cover the topic of what and how to complete your search for a piano teacher in London.

My article is controversial, mainly because I believe I talk about things no one else says but thinks.

At my age I believe I should be able to say what I trust is more useful for my students...

Take a look and let me know your thoughts.

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Re: The quest for the best piano teacher
Reply #1 on: February 10, 2020, 11:54:49 AM
Posting your advertising again, eh?!  You have received negative comments as  you have tailored ‘funding the best teacher’ to fit your studio, not necessarily how to identify the ‘best’.

I would elaborate, but I see no point as you will not alter your ‘article’ Based on feedback.

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Re: The quest for the best piano teacher
Reply #2 on: February 10, 2020, 02:59:22 PM
Some glaring points not addressed

1 very situational and student specific
Ex student just beginning to learn from scratch vs a student ready at the say early advanced level (ie could successfully audition and gain admission to University or conservatory level based on difficult , volume , and refinement of repertoire performed)
Proven track record with say children and adolescents vs adult (vs young vs older adults ), the brains are different so there should be proven success with each type of learner

Value proposition - affordability is relative , however  unless there is such demand to enter the studio that it is competitive enough to routinely turn away fairly gifted students ,the tuition should be appropriate to the microeconomics  of the local market ,  again track record of say producing consistently successful competition winners and audition to competitive programs , that must be documented with success so far as pricing vs market rate is set

The best teacher should be able to be connected with other studios and can refer a student if it isn't either working out after sufficient time and study ie is someone else better suited to help them despite appropriate effort from student and teacher , ie I think I know someone that can help you even  better than I could , I want what is best for your particular success ,  ...knowing and acknowledging your limitations to not accept a student you feel confident of benefit more from someone else's style or of teach or way studio is or school is run betc

 

Offline wkmt

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Re: The quest for the best piano teacher
Reply #3 on: February 12, 2020, 05:24:08 PM
Posting your advertising again, eh?!  You have received negative comments as  you have tailored ‘funding the best teacher’ to fit your studio, not necessarily how to identify the ‘best’.

I would elaborate, but I see no point as you will not alter your ‘article’ Based on feedback.

I would really appreciate if you have anything constructive to say about my strategy.

I can understand if you do not like the fact that I write articles in my website. The reality still is that I´m a very hardworking and honest piano teacher who would really appreciate your feedback.

Kind regards,
Juan

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Re: The quest for the best piano teacher
Reply #4 on: February 12, 2020, 06:02:19 PM
I would really appreciate if you have anything constructive to say about my strategy.

I can understand if you do not like the fact that I write articles in my website. The reality still is that I´m a very hardworking and honest piano teacher who would really appreciate your feedback.

Kind regards,
Juan

In 2017, You already posted this here and received comments before you finalized this
https://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php?topic=63578.msg677097#msg677097

From briefly comparing, looks like you retained your 2017 arguments between 2017 and 2020.  So, the feedback you received 3 yrs ago, regarding each of your best teacher criteria, would still be applicable. The level of disagreement would not change and there is no point in listing it again. 
 

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