- What types of customers have you worked with?
I teach young children to play the piano using the Suzuki method which is based on the same principles used when learning language--listening, imitating and repeating. For the older kids I use the MusicTime curriculum which is a hands-on piano training that makes it possible to learn a variety of songs in a short period of time. It's great for teenagers who want a fun, easy, and 'cool' way to learn piano or keyboards and even be able to play in a band or in school. Many homeschoolers prefer the praiseTime curriculum which prepares students to play chord charts on the keyboard, different style accompaniments, improvisation and transposition, all within a sacred repertoire of contemporary praise songs and traditional hymns. Students might be able to join a praise band at church and play along with guitar, bass, and drum players and singers.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Observe an actual lesson from the prospective teacher before you commit, attend a student recital sponsored by the teacher to hear the quality of performances, ask teacher to provide references from her/his current customers and call them, verify what music teaching organizations does the teacher participate with, verify what student opportunities does the teacher provide,