The start of the 4th year is here. Time really flies doesn’t it? (I blogged about my first year in piano teaching not long ago here)
Looking back at the past 4 years of teaching full time together with the years I taught part time when I was student, I’ve come across many students, both adults and kids, how different each individual is!
I admit there are mistakes that I made as an educator, it was those mistakes that made me to be a better teacher. It forces me to think about my teaching method, to read up on how I can be a better teacher and apply what I read to my lessons.
Being a student myself preparing for my upcoming performance exam, it constantly reminds me of what it is like being on the receiving end.
I observe the way I was taught by my own teacher and be inspired by her, and some times I seek interpretation opinions from her when I teach higher grades students. I’m glad to call her my mentor and teacher.
Someone encouraged me this week by letting me know how special my job is working with little kids. They may not remember all that I teach them but they will remember me as a teacher who believed in them and this is what they will bring along as they journey through life.
I’m thankful for this opportunity, for parents and students to believe in me, for my teacher’s and loved ones’ support and encouragement. It is them who shaped me into who I am today.
What the future holds I do not know, but for sure I know that it will be all be worthwhile.
Cheers from Valerie Piano Studio!