My Teaching Philosophy | Utah Violin Teacher

My Teaching Philosophy | Utah Violin Teacher

 

 

There are so many good ways to teach music. I have spent many years trying out different teaching strategies and styles to see what works best for me. I strongly believe that students should study with a teacher that is a good fit for them. Today I’m sharing my general philosophy and teaching style so you can see if I’m a good fit for you or your child.

 

Progress Over Perfection

I have found the most success in my personal life when I have prioritized progress over perfection. For me, this means doing what I “should” be doing most of the time. I have days when I fall short, or have other things come up that need my attention, or sometimes I just need a mental break. However, as long as I am generally pointed in the right direction, I feel successful. This is something I share with my students, particularly when it comes to practicing. As long as you practice most days, you will make progress in your music studies.

 

Student Choice

While I have created a curriculum that I think is very effective, I am also very interested in what the students want to learn. I encourage students to discover what music genres they are drawn to and help them pick out a piece in that genre to learn. If students have a choice in their learning, it is more likely that they will take ownership of their music education and find joy in their progress.

 

High Expectations, Nurtured by Love

I believe that students rise to the expectations that we give them. Because of that, I have a standard of excellence in my studio that I expect students to achieve. All along the way, however, I am highly encouraging and quick to point out where students are doing well. My individual relationship with each student is a high priority in my teaching, and I believe that contributes to their successes.

 

Anything else you’d like to know about my teaching style? Ask me in the comments!

 

Heather

 

I’d love to work with you! Please contact me for more information about music lessons!

 

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