Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Let Your Piano Sing
Let Your Piano Sing
Piano Buyer Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyers Guide
Who's Online
57 registered (Beemer, b54632, AZNpiano, Bach2Black, Ankur Sethi, 12 invisible), 1544 Guests and 6 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1030569 - 08/12/04 03:20 AM What would you do
HermanM Offline
Full Member

Registered: 07/08/04
Posts: 117
Loc: Newport, VA
if your teacher never answered your e-mails? I find it very rude, and I think it sends the message that she's not terribly interested in teaching me. I've asked another teacher if she's got time for another student this fall. Not suprisingly, she's curious why I'm looking for a different teacher. I think the correct response should have been "I'd like to take lessons from a different perspective to see which style suits me the best." Or something to that end. Instead, I said "I guess she thinks I'm an A$$hole or something." I often talk before thinking like that. Perhaps its obvious why my teacher's not thrilled with me. I thought we had developed good rapport, but apparently not.
Atanyrate, any thoughts?

I played it better at home.

Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1030570 - 08/12/04 06:57 AM Re: What would you do
jdsher Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/20/04
Posts: 643
Loc: Plano, Texas
Herman: I have the same problem with my teacher, however I know why she never answers. She has a hotmail account that is always full. Every time I try to send her something it comes back undeliverable. I ask her about this and she says she is so busy she doesn't have time to keep up with all those e-mails. I usually just call her and leave a message on her answering machine if I need something. I wouldn't jump to any conclusions based on your teacher not answering e-mails. What is she like during your lessons? Is she distracted, or non-communicative in some way? I wouldn't internalize this. "I guess she thinks I'm an A$$hole or something." She may simply be very busy like most piano teachers.
"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." Albert Einstein

#1030571 - 08/12/04 07:08 AM Re: What would you do
HermanM Offline
Full Member

Registered: 07/08/04
Posts: 117
Loc: Newport, VA
Usually she'll indicate at the next lesson that she's read my mail. If she made it that far, then why can't she take the half a minute to hit the reply button and type "we'll discuss this at our next lesson", and then click 'Send' or something to that effect? Perhaps I make too big a deal about e-mail etiquette... but I don't think so.
I played it better at home.

#1030572 - 08/12/04 07:26 AM Re: What would you do
Cindysphinx Offline

Registered: 02/14/03
Posts: 6416
Loc: Washington D.C. Metro
It would probably be better if she answered, but maybe she has encountered problems with people sending too many e-mails and treating her like she's on call or something. Or maybe she's a slow typist or not computer savvy. My mom reads my e-mail but doesn't reply but discusses them on the phone -- it's just her way.

In this situation, I'd probably just stop sending e-mails and bring questions with you for lesson discussion.
Vote For Cindy!!


#1030573 - 08/12/04 08:52 AM Re: What would you do
Roxane Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/16/02
Posts: 932
Sometimes people get so many e-mail that they do not have time to answer all of them, even if just a short line. This is especially true for people who do not work in front of their computers. They may not check their e-mails everyday and then they may only have time to answer the most urgent ones. And many people still do not like e-mail as a form of communication. I grew up with computers (even took the subject in high school) but I have never liked e-mail. Why doesn't the person just call me? If it is important enough, call; if not, it can wait until the next time we meet.


Moderator:  BB Player, casinitaly 
What's Hot!!
Some New Piano World STATS

Posting Pictures on the Forums
Forums Rules & Help
on Piano World

Piano Classified Ads
Piano Lamps
Piano Lamp by cocoweb - free shipping
New in Piano World's online store PianoSupplies.com, beautiful piano lamps from cocoweb. Free shipping! (continental U.S.).
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.

Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Upgrade from CLP 370 to new CLP 545/575
by Belger1900
27 minutes 33 seconds ago
M&H Symetrigrand
by Retsacnal
Today at 12:26 AM
"Starting over" with transfer adult student, bumpy road?
by hello my name is
Yesterday at 11:10 PM
Middle E key squeak
by Jay98
Yesterday at 10:14 PM
Is I Giorni good start piece to learn?
by Cutestpuppie
Yesterday at 08:10 PM
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Forum Stats
85,376 Registered Members
44 Forums
176,003 Topics
2,566,323 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |

copyright 1997 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission