It could be said that a true teacher does not actually teach as in
“here, let me tell you what to do”… Instead the teacher shows
the techniques and inspires the student. This is because music
is interpretative and we must all find out way on the path to
enlightened expressiveness. Therefore, the teacher helps the
student to feel and discover that which they are somewhat aware
of already, but brings about a higher level of awareness by
sharing knowledge and insight.
Also, a teacher should be aware of the particulars of each student,
including that student’s talents and limitations — physical,
mental, and psychological.
When a student has difficulties, it is usually because some necessary
foundational work was not learned thoroughlly enough.
Above all all, success lies in honesty and being who one truly is,
minus all the lies foisted on them by society.