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#1570158 - 12/04/10 03:57 PM Re: Present for Piano teacher [Re: MrHazelton]
sarah_elizabeth Offline
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Registered: 08/21/09
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Loc: Texas, U.S.
I don't know if anyone's mentioned this earlier in the thread, but this year I got my teacher a gift certificate to her favorite restaurant, and I did a similar thing last year. She really seems to enjoy that - and I make sure it's enough so that she can bring someone along if she wants to.

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#1570167 - 12/04/10 04:11 PM Re: Present for Piano teacher [Re: MrHazelton]
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Registered: 12/26/04
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I thought about the gift certificate to a restaurant thing, but I can't quite afford what it would need to be to be dinner for two. frown
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#1570372 - 12/04/10 10:34 PM Re: Present for Piano teacher [Re: MrHazelton]
saerra Offline
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Registered: 06/28/07
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Loc: Atlanta, GA
Hi ShiroKuro...

One year I got my teacher personalized pencils! I can't remember the name of the website, but I think alot of teachers use it for small toys/gifts... it was one of the few places where you could buy just a single box or two of the pencils (rather than buying 500 pencils!)

They had different colors to choose from, I did plain black with gold letters (classy looking!) - his name, and "Piano is fun" to give to his students wink He seemed to like them.

I've also done Amazon gift cards and baked goodies.

re: The restaurant... does it really have to cover the cost of 2 dinners? I mean, if it's going to cost $200, and you give $20, obviously they may not be able to use that... but if it's going to cost $40 and you give $20, it's still helping out, isn't it?

wink Not that I'm advocating gift cards for cheap restaurants!

Do you know any of your teachers other students? Maybe you could pool resources if you wanted to do something a little more pricey?

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#1570397 - 12/05/10 12:29 AM Re: Present for Piano teacher [Re: MrHazelton]
rocket88 Offline
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I know this has been said before, but a handwritten note on a card that says thanks for showing me how to make music is absolutely the most precious thing.

Those I treasure more than anything.
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#1570498 - 12/05/10 07:19 AM Re: Present for Piano teacher [Re: sarah_elizabeth]
AZNpiano Online   happy
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Originally Posted By: sarah_elizabeth
but this year I got my teacher a gift certificate to her favorite restaurant


It's not even my favorite place to eat, but every year--without fail--I manage to get several of these "gift cards" to the same location.
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#1570815 - 12/05/10 05:26 PM Re: Present for Piano teacher [Re: MrHazelton]
RSByrne Offline
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Registered: 11/30/10
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Loc: Wollongong, AUS
My favorite present of all time: My student Connor who was about 9, was sitting outside my room looking embaressed and his sister was giggling at him and teasing him. He handed me a batch of home made shortbread cookies of all different shapes, and decrated with icing (obviously by him). I really loved it and though I should thank his mum. His mum told me it was all his idea and he made, decrated and wrapped them himself! It was very touching.

I also really love cards, pictures, drawings from students AND I love Christmas decorations! One student got me a beautiful carved angel and I really treasure it.

I recieve ALOT of ferra rocher chocolates... and I hate them frown
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#1570972 - 12/05/10 10:58 PM Re: Present for Piano teacher [Re: MrHazelton]
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Registered: 12/26/04
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Yeah, I won't be giving ferra rocher chocolates this year. Maybe next year I can get something that's interesting and not edible!

P.S. RSByrne, I used to teach English in elementary school in Japan, and the presents that little people give are so often touhing and sweet! I have many fond memories of being caught off guard with something some little person thought to make for me. smile
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#1571168 - 12/06/10 09:39 AM Re: Present for Piano teacher [Re: MrHazelton]
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Registered: 01/30/08
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I hope my son's teacher like a crystal piano music box.


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#1571249 - 12/06/10 12:02 PM Re: Present for Piano teacher [Re: RSByrne]
MaryBee Offline
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Registered: 08/21/09
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Loc: Cleveland, OH
Originally Posted By: RSByrne
I also really love cards, pictures, drawings from students
Somehow I don't think my piano teacher would be so charmed by a drawing from me. laugh
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#1571422 - 12/06/10 04:14 PM Re: Present for Piano teacher [Re: MrHazelton]
RSByrne Offline
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Loc: Wollongong, AUS
You never know wink A couple of my older teenage students drew me some pictures and colouring in as a bit of a joke, but to their suprise I put them up on my wall like all the rest of them! smile
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#1571574 - 12/06/10 08:23 PM Re: Present for Piano teacher [Re: MrHazelton]
Stanny Offline
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Registered: 11/08/06
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My favorite gifts to receive are:
* A music related tree ornament
* A bag of good coffee beans
* A bottle of wine
* Anything chocolate
* Hand made card or a letter
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#1571581 - 12/06/10 08:40 PM Re: Present for Piano teacher [Re: MrHazelton]
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Registered: 01/22/08
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Mr. Hazelton,

I don't have a "coolest gift" to report, but I did love the "peppermint bark" candy I received one year. (OTOH I found out that I don't like Starbucks chocolate, but it was still nice to receive it.)

But truly, no matter what I receive, it is a thrill to open a gift and just receiving a gift really makes me feel appreciated.

Today I received a small bowl with a spoon (holiday colors) along with a mix to make a cheeseball. I've never made a cheese ball before, but I'll make this one. So thrilling to try something new. I'm delighted, yet if someone asked if I want a decorative bowl and a cheese ball mix I would have thought no. Having it given to me makes it very special.

In other words, the gift will be appreciated simply because you are giving it. That's my opinion anyway.

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#1572001 - 12/07/10 12:34 PM Re: Present for Piano teacher [Re: MrHazelton]
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I have to agree with those who suggest edible gifts - cookies, chocolates, wine, etc.

Buying any clothing article is a risky (tastes are so particular) and gift coupons look a bit lame although they are practical for certain items (coupon for Barnes & Noble, for instance).

But cookies, chocolates, etc. will not be sitting on a shelf all year like some vase that isn't really wanted. I was delighted when a student gave me small tin of home-made cookies last year.

Besides, it really isn't the cost of a present, but the kindness of the gesture that makes an impression.
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#1572526 - 12/08/10 08:17 AM Re: Present for Piano teacher [Re: MrHazelton]
ToriAnais Offline
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Registered: 03/24/08
Posts: 244
Loc: Australia
Ditto on it being the thoughtfulness of the gesture that is the most touching, regardless of the actual gift, but i just wanted to mention my favourite gift so far this christmas. Along with a box of star shaped cookies, I was given a book called "Rock Connexions" that is a history of rock (term used loosely - it includes musicians like Tori Amos and Joni Mitchell), with a leaning towards how they all influenced each other. It is a really great book, and I found it a nice change from all the cookies and chocolates. So an *interesting* music related book might be an option? If you know their taste that is.
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#1572875 - 12/08/10 05:57 PM Re: Present for Piano teacher [Re: MrHazelton]
RSByrne Offline
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Registered: 11/30/10
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Loc: Wollongong, AUS
I got two presents yesterday. Hand cream and a really nice lemon meringue flavoured soap (I was temped to see if it tasted as yummy as it smelt wink ) and some chocolate flavored short bread biscuits. Funnily enough I never get any wine of my students.. thats one thing I would love! lol.

Other things other Teachers have recieved:
- books on music (history of music, bib of Handel etc.)
- music themed items (im super jealous as I have never recieved any! My boss got soaps, pencils, cups.. and me none!)
- christmas decorations (I got a porcelain one a few years ago taht was great, and a lovely candle holder!)
- drawings, cards (love them)
- Picture frames (musical and non musical)
- chocolates... so many chocolates! laugh

I like home made treats, chocolates, decorations, cards.. well just the thought laugh (although my student yesterday couldnt remember my name! lol, then he had to ask how to spell it whilst he wrote on the card!!)
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#1572885 - 12/08/10 06:12 PM Re: Present for Piano teacher [Re: RSByrne]
Overexposed Offline
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Registered: 01/22/08
Posts: 2649
Originally Posted By: RSByrne


I like home made treats, chocolates, decorations, cards.. well just the thought laugh (although my student yesterday couldnt remember my name! lol, then he had to ask how to spell it whilst he wrote on the card!!)


That reminds me of a card I got 2 years ago, beautiful (store bought) card addressed to "Teacher". smile

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#1572907 - 12/08/10 07:15 PM Re: Present for Piano teacher [Re: MrHazelton]
RSByrne Offline
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Registered: 11/30/10
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Loc: Wollongong, AUS
Yeah he came running in and was like "your names Rebecca right?" Uh yep "how do you spell that" .. quickly scribbles on card! Lol. I guess I introduce myself the first lesson but I dont have my name on the door or anything lol.
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#1579209 - 12/18/10 04:24 AM Re: Present for Piano teacher [Re: MrHazelton]
Elisha Offline
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Registered: 12/16/10
Posts: 7
Loc: Vancouver Island
A little off topic, but I am curious; what do teachers think about receiving concert (symphony) tickets? (this is what I bought for my teacher for christmas this year-- but I am beginning to doubt whether or not it was a good idea!)






An additional consideration might be that the program consists of;
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 23
Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 04 'Italian'
Britten - Simple Symphony
---- and the pianist is Angela Cheng ----

In any case, at least it isn't fierro rocher, or pot of gold, right? smile

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#1579212 - 12/18/10 04:29 AM Re: Present for Piano teacher [Re: Elisha]
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Loc: Orange County, CA
Originally Posted By: Elisha-Marie
A little off topic, but I am curious; what do teachers think about receiving concert (symphony) tickets?

Are you kidding me? What a GREAT idea!

One of my student's mother asked me if I wanted some Asian pop singer's tickets. I told her no-thanks, not my style of music. So she ended up not giving me anything. Oh, well.


Edited by AZNpiano (12/18/10 04:31 AM)
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