I want you to take a second and think about something you are really good at - a skill you've practiced and perfected since you were 4. Actually, how many of us even remember what we did when we were 4? I can't remember a thing about how I was taught when I first started lessons, including who my teacher was; I only remember the rewards I got from my mom AFTER piano performances. In a previous post, I mentioned some of them and how important an involved and supportive parent is to piano lessons.
While there certainly are concert pianists who are excellent teachers, they are usually not a good fit for most students. Here I've gathered some reasons from my own experience studying under teachers with an active performance schedule, and parents of students who have studied with concert pianists before transferring to me.
Ever taken lessons from a concert pianists? How did it go? Share your experiences in the comments below!
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