Meri’s Musical Musings

The (second) 10 Commandments of taking music lessons

Posted on: October 17, 2015

  1. Thou shall arrive for lessons 5-15 min early, to be ready and warmed up at the official lesson start time.
  2. Thou shall always pay the teacher’s fees on time, and to speak to them as well in advance if and when there are problems
  3. Thou shalt not reduce the teacher’s fees under any circumstances.
  4. Thou shall always take the recommended length of lesson for the student’s age and level of study.
  5. Thou shall make sure the student always completes their music theory assignments given by the teacher
  6. Thou shalt not dictate what pieces or styles taught for the student to the teacher
  7. Thou shalt not choose a teacher based on low price
  8. Thou shalt not choose a teacher based on convenient location
  9. Thou shall be polite and respectful to the teacher under any circumstances
  10. Thou shalt not teacher-hop. (The music world is generally only about 2-3 degrees of separation maxiumum between musicians)

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