It’s February, and signs of LOVE are all around us! I’m pretty confident you echo my sentiments when I say, “I love teaching, and think we piano teachers have an incredibly rewarding job!”
I decided a long time ago that the day I dreaded waking up to a day of teaching lessons, I would quit and find something else to do. Well, I’ve been at it since 1986 – 35 years – and I still look forward to my piano lesson days! I love sharing my passion for music, introducing young minds to new possibilities, beauty, creativity, enjoyment, and a sense of accomplishment. I also love instilling discipline of practice, diligence to work at a piece methodically and the perseverance to keep at it until it’s right, and the stretching process that happens when I push my students beyond what they think they are capable of. I love when they experience a huge sense of accomplishment, or develop more self-confidence. It takes effort, lots of it, but I love the challenge to inspire and encourage them, to keep it fun and fresh, and to give them the experiences and tools they will need to be lifelong lovers of music. I hope you’re doing what you love, too!
Lori Weidemann, DVMTA President
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