A. Contributing to the Profession - Competent music teachers contribute to the professional growth of their colleagues, their studios and schools, their professional associations and to their profession at large.
B. Building Partnerships - Competent music teachers understand and appreciate the unique position that the family unit, colleagues, and the community play in the musical education of students. They actively seek opportunities to build and nurture partnerships with them.
A. Contributing to the Profession
List and explain four (4) topics you could present to a pedagogy study group comprised of other piano teachers.
What are ways you can contribute to the professional growth of colleagues, professional associations and the profession at large?
B. Building Partnerships
Elaborate on constructive ways to strengthen and nurture the teacher/family/student partnership when coping with the following three (3) scenarios:
a) A dependable but unexceptional student informs you that family members have expectations of a concert career for the student.
b) A student has a family member who teachers another instrument and requires the student to study that instrument seriously as well. The student openly prefers your performance area and your teaching to that of the family member.
c) A usually responsible student begins forgetting or losing books, and is poorly prepared for her lessons.