How do you explain to someone that you’re not fit to be a teacher?
I only teach piano, and that’s what I try to tell people when they ask me if I give fiddle/violin lessons. Some people won’t take no for an answer though.
I explain to them that I learned on my own and don’t feel comfortable teaching for fear of giving them bad information, or teaching them something wrong and unhealthy.
Am I giving myself a hard time? Or have I forgotten something about teaching music? I mean but really, I haven’t even gotten my vibrato down pat yet.
I don’t know anything about positions. I barely know anything about posture. I can only teach them what I’ve learned and that’s not much. Probably enough to fit into 2 half hour lessons…
…Sometimes I think I should just find some good teachers so when someone asks me I have someone to direct them to. Other times I think I should give them what I have, for free. What do you folks think?