Private music teachers are great for the accelerated education of a student interested in music. However, the teacher needs to pull his own weight and be a good mentor for the student. There needs to be a mutual love for the music, not just a person looking for some extra cash.
When you do hold a music lesson, you need to have a structured lesson plan that pushes the student to new levels without letting him or her get comfortable in any one area. Rather a constant building process is needed. Music teaching is not always easy though.
The art of music teaching comes with many difficulties and problems along the way. One of the most common problems that arise, especially from young children, is a lack of will. Some children are actually forced to get private lessons by their parents making the students difficult to teach to.
Another problem with some students is frustration. It is most likely that sometime in a students music career, they will become frustrated by a particular part in a song or a playing technique. The role of the teacher is important at this moment because this can often be the moment at which a student quits or decides to really pursue his music dream.
When handling the difficult moments of teaching young students, the teacher needs to be patient with them. Patience is a key to alleviating the stress. A music teacher also needs to give constant motivation for the student success. Without much motivation, there will be a lack of practice and skill performance from the student and this will not help your case for gaining future students.
In conclusion, music teaching is more than simply teaching a student how to play an instrument. It involves patience and teaches a student how to have motivation and desire to do the best you can. It can be related to coaching a sports team, which is more than just trying to win games. Coaching sports also teaches respect and team etiquette. So make sure that music isnt the only thing the student learns.