A Good Teacher
Your child’s first experience with music will likely be the most lasting. While referral services and suggestions from friends can point you toward people who teach, you will need to dig a little deeper to find the right teacher for your child. Just as you set high expectations for your children, you should set high expectations for their teachers. Interview at least two or three teachers to find one who demonstrates a commitment to teaching, is well organized and has a good piano.
Start your search for piano teachers in Wisconsin at Steinway & Sons Madison. We have teachers who are experienced and friendly, and are dedicated to helping children learn how to play the piano.
You know your child better than anyone. If they have any special needs, ask potential piano teachers in Wisconsin if they have worked with other students with similar needs. Ask the teacher to describe the specific traits their best students have, then decide if they are a match for your child. Asking these Seven Key Questions will help you quickly gain insight into each teacher’s strengths, weaknesses and style.
- Why did you decide to become a teacher?
- How do you go about setting goals and measuring progress?
- Tell me about your most challenging student.
- How do you communicate with parents?
- What can you tell me about your student recitals?
- How old are the pianos in your studio?
- How often do you have your pianos tuned?
Remember, the goal is not to get ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answers, but to quickly learn enough about each teacher to find the best fit for your child.