During the course of musical education, students are bound to have a few different teachers. Whether it be for a music camp, switching teachers, or a temporary change there are a few things that can make the transition smoother:
- Appreciate the Differences: There are bound to be some small things that are different between teachers. Sometimes it’s a small difference in how a technique is explained, and sometimes is a larger difference of expectations. These differences can often be the extra push to learn something new or finally fix that bad habit.
- Keep Communication Strong: Feel free to explain how you were working on things previously. The more your teacher understands your previous work, the more they can help you with a specific problem. Also, always feel free to let me know if you have any questions about your violin lessons.
- Attend Group Class: Having a strong sense of community with fellow families learning violin will make the change easier. Seeing a wane in motivation? Group class can often be the easiest way to help keep motivation strong.