Thought for the Day

“Inherent in greater commitment by both parties [the student and the teacher] I think there is a certain vulnerability. If I as a student lay all my efforts out on the line, that makes me vulnerable. If I don’t trust you, I won’t put out my total effort. If you don’t respect me or show consideration, I won’t dare. If you as a teacher give your best and I constantly second-guess you or…couldn’t care less, that must be immensely insulting to your many years of expertise and effort in mastering this most difficult art.”

— posted by stillnew on Maestronet, from Private Lesson No-No’s, under Student’s Complaint #6.

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