I'm not sure this is the right place to post this, but I am needing some input.
My two daughters have taken violin and viola lessons from a teacher here for several years. This teacher is an extremely talented violinist, plays in our local symphony and has taught for years. Over the years I've observed that some of her teaching methods have changed and I'm beginning to get frustrated. She used to print out wonderful booklets each year for the students which contained the year's calendar, her studio policy and pages for lessons assignments and recording practice times. Last year she didn't do the booklets, which was all right, but by the end of the year she was no longer writing out assignments. This year has been more of the same and my daughters struggle with knowing what in the world they're supposed to practice. They don't remember everything she told them in their lessons. I asked her a few months ago if she could please write things down and she did for a couple lessons, but now it's back to no notes at all.
She never asks if they practiced, and the lessons seem increasingly disorganized and pointless, with very little solid teaching going on.
Is it time to look for a new teacher? We really hate to do that, but I'm not sure what to do.
I'd appreciate input.