Looking for a Teacher

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  • Participant
    Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #108598

    What factors do you consider when looking for a harp teacher, and in what ranking of importance?

    For example, is it cost, location, technique, reputation, scheduling, personal relations, etc.?

    Member
    kay-lister on #108599

    1. qualifications 2. personality 3. technique 4. location 5. cost

    Kay

    Participant
    tonya-a on #108600

    1. experience
    2. technique
    3. reputation
    4. scheduling/cost
    5. location

    But here’s the deal breaker –

    Participant
    unknown-user on #108601

    1) Location 2) Reputation (I like to find recommendations from other teachers or harpsists and usually prefer that they have impressive credentials. I generally look for a teacher that is known to at least a decent chunk of the harpist population, at least here in America) 3) personality 5) how good they are as a general teacher 5) cost 6) goals 7) scheduling 8) technique

    I find location important, as I am still too young to drive (or rather, haven’t gotten my license, but I go to boarding school anyway and am not allowed to drive) I think this one is obvious, because if you can’t get to them, then why consider them?

    I think its also important that they are good as a teacher, not in specifics for playing the harp. I would like a teacher that is good at arranging recitals, can communicate with the right people,

    Participant
    cynthy-johnson on #108602

    1. Qualifications

    2. Harp Pedagogy

    3. Experience

    4. Personal Achievements

    5. Reputation

    6. Character

    7. Previous and Current Students Achievements

    8. Location

    9. Cost

    Participant
    Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #108603

    Cynthy, can you elaborate a little, particularly on harp pedagogy?

    Member
    kay-lister on #108604

    I would prefer to drive a longer distance and have a more qualified teacher then a shorter distance and be slighted in the other areas.

    Kay

    Participant
    tonya-a on #108605

    Location – I agree Kay – would much prefer to have a longer commute to lessons.

    Participant
    cynthy-johnson on #108606

    Saul,

    Participant
    Miriam Shilling on #108607

    I find that the list also changes with the level of the student.

    Participant
    Misty Harrison on #108608

    Ethics!

    Participant
    cynthy-johnson on #108609

    Perhaps

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