I recently had the opportunity of watching my students perform at our Spring recital. As each student played, I was sure proud of their hard work. I was also honored to play a role in their growth and development. Watching them give their best effort (perfect or not) and seeing their confidence and skill improve was truly rewarding. It reminded me of the profound impact we, as piano teachers, can have on our students’ lives.
Encouragement is a powerful tool that can motivate our students to push past their limits and strive for excellence. It is important to acknowledge and celebrate their achievements, no matter how small they may seem. A word of praise or recognition can go a long way in building our students’ confidence and self-esteem.
Kindness is another key element in our interactions with our students. It’s important to be patient, empathetic, and understanding, especially when they face challenges or make mistakes. We should remember that every student is unique, with their own learning pace and style. Being kind and compassionate towards our students fosters a positive relationship and helps them feel safe to take risks and explore their musical abilities.
Beyond teaching technical skills, we have the opportunity to inspire our students by sharing our passion for music. We can expose them to a variety of musical genres, composers, and styles, and encourage them to express their own creativity.
We play a vital role in shaping our students’ musical journey. By providing encouragement and inspiration, we can help them develop a lifelong love for music and achieve their fullest potential.
This is an exciting and busy time as we approach the end of the school year. We are
looking forward to the April Brunch, Achievement Day, and the Awards Plus recognition ceremony.
I invite you to join us at the April Brunch on Friday, April 28th at 9:30 am. The details are in this newsletter, and on the DVMTA website. It’s the perfect opportunity to relax, connect with other teachers, and to celebrate the wonderful year we have had. Also, please feel free to bring items to share at the Give & Take table.
Keep inspiring and empowering your students!
DVMTA President 2022-2024
Read the full April 2023 Newsletter