I had eight lessons today. Only one lesson left until recital.
Here was my day:
eight recital reminders given
seven times I prayed for patience
six still learning music
five on color coded finger numbers (yikes!)
four incorrect tempos
three with music left at home
two memorized incorrectly
and one parent said, "we did not have time to prac-tice."
I have several rank beginners- but geesh!
when I write in the assignment notebook,
Forte means to play ____________________
piano means to play ____________________
and it is left blank??
when I give The Lego song (Everything is Awesome), or The Lion Sleeps Tonight, as FUN music, and they don't even do that, let alone the assigned Jingle Bells and Mary Had a Little Lamb, and Compose Your Own Tune on Three Black Keys, or I ask them to march at home, or when I ask them what stuffed animal they used to play a certain music game with, and I get...nothing in response....because they did NOTHING at home...
I get frustrated, annoyed, and tired.
A teacher cannot make the students care, but when the MOM said, "Oh, we did not have time to practice," I had to turn my head and hide my shock at her nonchalance.
But, I know another teacher that has two students WITHOUT a piano. So, I guess I can't complain?