Here’s What Makes a Terrific Music Teacher

What makes a terrific music teacher is greatness. Greatness is what you find it all terrific teachers but is a rare and beautiful thing. Although it is difficult to list what makes a good music teacher great it is those qualities that all teachers should strive to be and the standard of excellence all schools and parents should look for in teachers both today and in the future. The following are a few of the traits I believe to be found in all great music teachers. I believe all great music teachers touch their students’ hearts. They make their students feel that they care about them and they want them to succeed. They do this by making each student feel like they are the only student they have.

Schoolchildren (4-5) playing musical instruments with teacher in classroom

Whether they convey this via empathy, humor, eye contact, or something else the student feels safe emotionally. Because they feel their teacher sees them and this validates a student’s desire to be recognized building their confidence leading them to work harder to please their music teacher. Great music teachers don’t let students get away with being lazy or shoddy in technique desire to perform their best. What makes a terrific music teacher great is that they encourage their students’ best performances in ways that create a stronger desire in a student to want to perform their best without negativity, putting them down, or humiliating them.

A great teacher strokes their students’ egos in ways that finesse the best effort without undue pressure. Great music teachers are experts at communicating technique and the fundamentals. They also know great music can only be made after the basics of music theory and how to play an instrument correctly are learned. Great teachers convey the standards of excellent playing clearly and concisely in order to get the most practice out of a student’s time of instruction.

Great music teachers command respect even even though these teachers clearly bond with each student they are clear in the standards of excellence expected from each and every student. Because they begin by instilling the fundamentals of making music correctly, by teaching posture, breathing, finger and hand positioning, and the scales first, their technique will feel natural and second nature.

This allows the student the possibility of making an instrument his own. This gives a student the potential to become a great musician in their own right. Great teachers command respect naturally in that a student will feel bad if they come to class unprepared. They will not want to be seen as not ready to participate. A terrific music teacher that has greatness makes their students feel a desire to be great musicians themselves.

How to Decorate Your Home on a Budget!

Many people question day in and day about how I am able to keep clutter very limited. this is a very easy task for me because usually, I will buy some kind of trays so I can place and keep different things organized within the trays. An example of what I may use in these trays would be sugar and spoons for the designated coffee area. I usually find cheap trays for a buck a piece at thrift shops. This definitely is not something difficult to do, and it is such a cute way to keep things together.

You can also use vintage items like I do such as an old champagne bucket which I found and bought for less than ten dollars. You can use it as a pot to plant things or even to hold spatulas or different kitchenware utensils on your counter area in the kitchen.

If you have a light fixture that is blowing your OCD all over the place all you need to do is place a chain over and a ceiling hook that can be mounted and you won’t have to pay big bucks for an electrician. There are special hooks you can find in a hardware store such as lowes where the light fixtures would be.

If you have a canvas that is black or even white lying around you can use it to create a piece of artwork and place thumbtacks on the canvas, I prefer gold.

If you buy a Faux stacked log insert you can really personalize and make your fireplace your own.

If you happen to come across some scraps of wood you can purchase white paint and make your own mantle that looks like marble.

Buy some artwork from a thrift store and make it your own by getting the color spray paint you prefer, and paint the frame, paint the mat a white or creme color and them add rhinestones or whatever you feel the need to add.

You can find many great deals online at craigslist or even in thrift stores when you are searching for a table to repurpose and use as an office desk or a desk of sorts. I was able to buy a table for fifty dollars and I actually painted the table black and place polyurethane as the top coat and this has been the desk I have used as my blogging and work area ever since.

Have you ever wanted to build and design your own bedframe or headboard? This is so easy to do and you can save so much cash. I bought a few pieces of wood and upholstery foam and a cloth I wanted to use and silver trim, which you do not have to get the silver you can get what you prefer. I painted these items place the pieces together and only spent around fifty dollars.

If you come across some furniture for a good deal snag it and paint it a bright or bold color. Of course, furniture that is painted is not everyone’s cup of tea but if your budget is very tight then you may need to do this and you can do so many different things with furniture and paint that you purchase. You could use hand-me-downs, find things in a thrift store or even something you may see on the side of the road that someone has thrown out, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure and paint can make a whirlwind of a difference.

You can use an old piano bench and fix it up nicely and actually use it for a bench to have at the end of your bed. I actually did this with some fabric that has stripes, a little bit of the cotton stuffing out of a pillow, and some nailhead trim and then painted the legs which I chose silver as the color to paint the legs.

Instead of just throwing my jewelry somewhere crammed within a container which is naturally what I would do I have decided to place them in little bowls that I have come across or bought in the past years and normally the bowls I use are less than a dollar, Very very top drawer is actually where all my jewelry is found in these bowls.