If you’re considering joining a music lesson- excellent! That will be your first huge leap into enlightenment and gladness if you expose yourself to making music.
Searching the right music teacher suited for you is very critical. This is a great investment for you since you will be devoting your energy, time, and money for your love for money. Everything that you will be doing surely will be worthwhile. Thus, you need a musical mentor who will support you and will allow you to take full advantage of the enjoyment you will obtain from the time and expense you put in.
Below gives you a set of tips to assist you in finding the right musical mentor for you.
First, is to find recommendations. Try to ask referrals from your friends, colleagues, relatives or close musicians. Much better if you ask the people you truly respect and trust. Inquiring recommendations are by far the best move you will take however, to really explore all the potential options, do not stop just right there.
Second, is checking credentials. Not all musicians that are experienced in the field and have a degree in music are good mentors. However, most of the time, they are likely to be, crediting their own span of experiences, contact to pedagogy classes, and collaborative work with other musicians.
Third, is your vibe with the potential teacher. This portion depends on your instinct. It is very important to consider the personality of your music teacher if it will coincide with your personality. Choose to consider which teacher are you most comfortable with too. The only way to find that out is to meet each prospect personally, face to face. If ever it is very difficult to meet them personally, at least try to resort to phone calls. Additionally, you may ask yourself these questions to assist you in choosing. Is this mentor someone you admire both in music and life? Can you converse with this person easily and voice your thoughts without feeling awkward or afraid? Does the mentor respond to you in a method that reechoes? What qualities are you looking for (humorous, full of faith, open, positive, energetic, goal-setter) in a teacher? Does this teacher lead you to respect your pace?
Fourth, is the mentor’s style. Ensure the mentor instructs in the musical style or variety of styles you are looking for.
Fifth, is the rate of the mentor. “You always get what you pay for.” This is expectedly true to almost all cases. However, high prices do not automatically mean a better mentor. Some little private music academies will charge way above the market price just to impose to the minds of students a “brand name”.
A lot of the instructors teaching at these schools receive less than half of the tuition you give them. You could study with just the same mentor outside the academy, or with the mentor of the same quality, for lesser price. Of course, many decent, moral music schools around the globe do exceptional service to their pupils and instructors. Just do your part as a tutee and focus your attention to the other factors given above.