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#2012755 - 01/11/13 12:18 PM tiger cub moving on
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Registered: 05/22/09
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Loc: Scotland
An update on a young and quite precocious student (of eastern origin) I took on in August. Student was playing at what I could call intermediate standard physically, but couldn't read music. Well, I did my best and at least now she knows the difference between middle C and the D above it.

The dad told me today this would be the last lesson. It is really hard to understand him but I think they have a teacher planned who will teach by the Hong Kong method, which suits them better. He made sure to tell me he really appreciated her theory has come a long way due to my efforts.

I am sad to see her go, but not at all surprised. It's been quite an experience. I was glad to pick the brains of more experienced teachers here. I do hope she remembers some of what I taught her.
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#2012770 - 01/11/13 12:34 PM Re: tiger cub moving on [Re: ten left thumbs]
John v.d.Brook Offline
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Registered: 03/18/06
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Loc: Olympia, Washington, USA
It's always a bit sad when a student decides to leave, especially when you're making good progress with them. I suspect the Hong Kong method is the 19th century high fingers, calm hand, which is totally useless for Romantic and contemporary literature. Not too long ago, I had a transfer student who was visiting from Hong Kong for a year. Not terribly impressed with the foundation training this student received.

Anyway, you should feel good about what and how you helped this student.
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#2012819 - 01/11/13 01:41 PM Re: tiger cub moving on [Re: ten left thumbs]
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Registered: 08/07/07
Posts: 5421
Loc: Orange County, CA
Well, good riddance! Your life will be better without such added stress.

Stressful parents produce stressed-out children.
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#2012822 - 01/11/13 01:46 PM Re: tiger cub moving on [Re: ten left thumbs]
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... or rebellious ones. wink
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#2012964 - 01/11/13 05:11 PM Re: tiger cub moving on [Re: ten left thumbs]
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Loc: Scotland
I would have liked to keep on teaching her, and will miss the income. (Till I get another few students.) For all the stresses, she was a serious student.

And I was getting somewhere with her.

I can't deny, her Hong Kong teacher got her playing very well.
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#2014514 - 01/14/13 03:39 PM Re: tiger cub moving on [Re: ten left thumbs]
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Registered: 12/15/10
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Loc: North Carolina
No notice?
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#2014540 - 01/14/13 04:48 PM Re: tiger cub moving on [Re: ten left thumbs]
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Registered: 05/22/09
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Loc: Scotland
None. In fairness, I don't have a contract, so it's not against the law. They used all the lessons they paid for.
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#2014837 - 01/15/13 08:54 AM Re: tiger cub moving on [Re: ten left thumbs]
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Registered: 12/15/10
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Not saying against the law, but sorry you lost the income. Get a policy, IMHO.
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#2014840 - 01/15/13 09:05 AM Re: tiger cub moving on [Re: ten left thumbs]
ten left thumbs Offline
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Registered: 05/22/09
Posts: 3336
Loc: Scotland
I have a policy. smile In time I will protect myself better, but just now I'm happy as it is. I would have lost her anyway, perhaps with a bit more cash.
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