Meri’s Musical Musings

Legitimate reasons for requesting for a teacher to come to student’s homes

Posted on: November 6, 2011

While many teachers think that students and parents are often too lazy to travel to student’s homes, I have found that sometimes there are legitimate reasons for students and parents to request for a teacher to come to student’s homes for lessons. Here are a few of them:

The student or parent has a physical disability or other medical condition that makes it difficult to travel to a teacher’s studio. (this is the second most common reason I’ve encountered)

There are at least 2 students in the household taking lessons.

There are currently other students in the neighbourhood who take lessons from that teacher.

You have a high-quality piano at home that is in tune, one that is significantly better than that of many private teachers.

The family is one where parents work erratic schedules or long hours. (most often in working class, especially single parent families, and upper class families)

The family has kids that do several different activities, especially when they go from some early morning sports practices or games to a piano lesson in the late morning. (the most common reason)


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