Choosing a Teacher

How to Choose a Music Teacher

what should be taken into consideration

Commitment, Passion and Dedication to the student in charge.

First of all, you have to find a teacher who is completely focused on helping you to solve the problems you encounter during your learning path on the instrument.

A good teacher is usually constantly putting himself in the student’s position, and trying to understand his difficulties and anxieties, in order to find the best way for him to have the best possible results.

Attendance and Punctuality

A teacher must be punctual and assiduous in classes arranged with the student. This shows respect and commitment to the mission of using music.

Teaching Methodology and Rigor

All teaching methods and approaches are fallible. None is perfect. Success in learning the instrument is a common effort between student and teacher. If you don’t do it at home you won’t get results.
But your teacher should have a vertical line of teaching that is adaptable 30% to your tastes and musical goals. Remember that the most important thing is that you have to have pleasure when you practice at home.

I only know that I know nothing.

A good teacher recognizes that what he does not know much more than what he knows. And for that reason he is fully aware that there may be more effective approaches from other teachers.
This radical opening of spirit means that its method does not stagnate over time and is constantly adapting and improving.

My name is

Ricardo Mata

and I teach Classical guitar since 1997 and Portuguese Guitar since 2003.
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