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#2074116 - 04/30/13 11:24 AM Re: "Fun" teachers and "fun" songs [Re: red-rose]
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Registered: 03/09/11
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I've been following this thread for awhile, and I finally just have to say what I've been thinking all along. Since when is it a piano teacher's job to "entertain" their students? Learning to play the piano is sometimes hard. It requires work and self- discipline. The "fun," or perhaps I should say "joy" comes when you've mastered that difficult passage or piece and you are making real music. Someone a while back used the term "satisfaction," and that applies too. How satisfying to play that piece well, and have your teacher praise your efforts or to stand in front of an audience and take a bow after you have performed well.

Don't beat yourself up over this, red-rose. It sounds like the mother is totally unrealistic in her expectations of what piano study is all about.

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#2074191 - 04/30/13 01:12 PM Re: "Fun" teachers and "fun" songs [Re: red-rose]
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The sad part for the kids is that they will now have to get to know yet another teacher, who will probably also not be "fun" enough, and then their mom will move them on to the next teacher.
It's sad.

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#2074194 - 04/30/13 01:16 PM Re: "Fun" teachers and "fun" songs [Re: sonataplayer]
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Registered: 04/20/13
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Originally Posted By: sonataplayer
I've been following this thread for awhile, and I finally just have to say what I've been thinking all along. Since when is it a piano teacher's job to "entertain" their students? Learning to play the piano is sometimes hard. It requires work and self- discipline. The "fun," or perhaps I should say "joy" comes when you've mastered that difficult passage or piece and you are making real music. Someone a while back used the term "satisfaction," and that applies too. How satisfying to play that piece well, and have your teacher praise your efforts or to stand in front of an audience and take a bow after you have performed well.

Don't beat yourself up over this, red-rose. It sounds like the mother is totally unrealistic in her expectations of what piano study is all about.

thanks! smile

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