Elizabeth's Blog

I began teaching music lessons in September of 2001, and I have grown so much as a musician and teacher since then. Sharing the joy of music with my students makes my day each and every day!

  • Try some humor.  I can find out if the student is able to laugh at themselves and others.  This is a great indicator of how much I can use humor to point out and correct mistakes.
  • Ask what kind of music they like.  Some students have a clear vision of their musical tastes - then we can dive right into something they enjoy as soon as they are ready.  Some have not actually thought about it until I ask them - then I will have them listen to different types of music to see what they like.
  • Show interest in their other activities.  Finding out what other activities the students enjoy is a great way to connect.  If I have also done that activity I can share my experience.  If I have not done that activity I can learn something new from the student!