Have you ever been asked what type of music teacher you are?
Do you confidently know the answer straight away? Or do you change the subject, giving yourself time to cobble together an answer?
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“I just teach music. What more is there?”
A lot, my friend. A lot.
For starters, you teach music differently from all the other music teachers you know.
That’s a good thing, by the way.
No two teachers teach in the same way. It would be impossible. We all have different passions and different areas of expertise.
This means generic advice addressed to “all music teachers” won’t always suit you or apply to you.
Sometimes it will, sure. But a lot of the time, it won’t.
If you can pinpoint the type of music teacher you are, you can search for advice and resources to help YOU.
Speaking of advice and resources…
Have you noticed that the internet is FULL of tips and tricks for music teachers?
It can be overwhelming and easy to fall down a rabbit hole of teaching tips that produce more questions than answers.
When you know the type of teacher you are, it’s easier to sift through until you find exactly what you need.
“How will I know what I need?” You may be asking.
Because knowing the type of music teacher you are means you’ll be able to identify your strengths (go you!) but also your weaknesses (it’s okay, we all have them).
Maybe you’re an absolute whizz when it comes to teaching improvisation but feel lost when a student asks to learn a classical piece. Chances are, you don’t need any resources teaching you how to incorporate improv into your lessons. But videos showing you how to teach more traditional repertoire? Yes, please!
When you’ve discovered the sort of teacher you are, you can open up opportunities to adopt the qualities of other types of music teachers.
Let’s expand on that.
Say you’re the sort of teacher who’s an expert in traditional music education. When it comes to teaching the classics and music theory, you’re comfortable and confident. Your lessons all follow a similar structure and run like clockwork.
But what if you take a leaf out of the book of the teacher whose lessons are more unpredictable? Their students are always full of energy and look like like they’re enjoying exploring chords, composing their own pieces, and playing music games. Might be fun if you incorporated that into your lessons!
And we have a great answer: by clicking right here.
This is an exciting moment.
This is when you discover if you’re The Big Dreamer Music Teacher.
Or The Artisan.
Or maybe The Avant-Garde.
Finding out the type of music teacher you are is the first step on a very exciting journey.
So, click here and start your journey of self-discovery today.