Monday, August 6, 2012

Is your teacher more of a friend than an effective teacher?

Many students build up a strong friendship with their guitar teacher but instinctively know that the teacher is not really effective. It could be that the teacher spends more time maintaining the friendship than planning lessons and tracking progress. This is not uncommon because planning lessons and tracking progress usually require a lot more work. A great guitar teacher focuses on results first and friendships second. This doesn't mean they are unfriendly. It just means they don't use friendship as a substitute for effective teaching. You are paying for the lessons so you want to make sure you are getting what you are paying for. If you are paying for a friend then you can ignore the above
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