How to guide a student whose direction differs from your own
—by Anne Sullivan
Student scenario #1: I dread this time of year. My students all want to play Christmas carols. I don’t want to be a humbug, but I really hate having to teach these same old tunes year after year. Is there any way I can get out of this?
Student scenario #2: I have a very talented student who wants to do a competition next year. I want her to compete, and I think she could do very well. Unfortunately, one of the required pieces is a piece I don’t know. I’ve never played it and it seems fairly difficult. Should I send her to another teacher?