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When parents decide that they want their child to pursue music education, they face another tough decision – “Private music lessons or music school? Which is the better option?”
It’s really up to you and your child. Both options are good and each of the two has its advantages and disadvantages, as discussed below.
For private music lessons, teachers can come to your home to teach, thus providing you convenience and “comfort of home”. Private music teachers often combine the main subject with the elementary theory of music, which saves a lot of money in comparison with hiring a music theory teacher. Moreover, private music teachers are more comprehensive in their lessons on music theory which is one of the most important parts of music education. Lastly, private music teachers can hold duets with your kid without extra payment. Music schools charge extra for ensembles.
Talking about music schools, one of its advantages is that they offer services in various subjects, which is not the case with private music lessons. Before going further into the advantages of music schools, let’s know something about educational staff recruitment.
If you’ve set your mind on hiring a private music teacher, how do you select one? On what criteria will you choose a teacher for your child? Parents often go by their own assumptions or friends’ advices; can you rely on this information?
If you or someone in the family is a musician, you can very well go ahead and select a teacher for private music lessons; you and your child will be fine. But most often, parents know nothing about music education. They are easily influenced by advices and lured into hiring just any teacher. The teacher only has to use some sophisticated language in a cleverly disguised tone, and that’s it – you hire him/her for your child’s private music lessons. You may even find a really good and professional teacher, but that’s not all that is required from a teacher; the teacher also needs to understand your child’s psychology and various age-specific factors
In the former Soviet Union, music colleges and institutes taught education and psychology, but only for a year. The future music teachers didn’t look at those lessons again. In the US and Canada, these subjects are simply not there in the curriculum! Music teachers are left to learn from experience and years of practice. Do you want your child to be the study material for the teacher?
Finding a professional teacher for private music lessons is a matter of chance. Do you want to take the risk? Let me tell you, if you don’t find the right teacher for your young talent, you will be making a big mistake. If your child loses interest in music and quit, you have no one but yourself to blame. There’s no point in blaming the teacher, your child, or your child’s friend circle. Of course you never intended to do anything like that, but do you know the real mistake? The real mistake is that you didn’t acquire enough information on how to choose a music teacher. You trusted other people.Tags: private music lessons, private music teacher, private music teachers, staff recruitment, theory teacher