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10 Quick Questions
to Make Teacher Shopping a Breeze

You’re keen to play piano, or to play better. You want a teacher who can teach you the musical skills you desire. You also want someone who is a great personality fit for you, who is enjoyable and really nurtures your strengths. You want your lessons to be enlightening and enjoyable!

How do you find the right teacher?


Let me assist you in your search. I have met with dozens or maybe hundreds of prospective piano students over the years. I ask them lots of questions to help determine if my abilities and style could be a good fit for them. When it’s time for you to interview a prospective teacher, you’ll feel much more comfortable if you’re clear about what you’re looking for, and can describe it easily. 

That’s where my 10 Quick Questions comes in. It’s a simple questionnaire to “interview yourself”, to get clear on what you’re looking for. You could even have your filled in questionnaire with you when you interview the prospective teacher.

Here are three sample questions to get you started...

Check off as many boxes as you like

1. Why do you want to play piano?

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    Personal enjoyment and inspiration
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    To keep mentally sharp
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    To play in the high school jazz band
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    To play for my family/friend’s party
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    To have an outlet for my passions and feelings
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    Other?

2. What’s your personal piano history?

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    I’m a total beginner
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    I had lessons as a kid with that tough lady who smacked my knuckles with a ruler, and then I had the man who dozed through my lessons
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    I had lessons when I was little, but I wasn’t into it. Now I’m ready to learn.
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    I’ve studied for years through a formal program. Now I just want to play music that’s my choice
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    I can play pretty well, but I really want to understand music better

3. Do you have special logistic considerations?

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    It’s hard to find a good teacher in my area
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    I can’t travel to a teacher’s studio
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    Telephone or online lessons would be a huge advantage for me

Download “10 Quick Questions to Make Teacher Shopping a Breeze.” It helps you be clear on what you want and need. It will also help you feel prepared and comfortable when you interview prospective new teachers.

Yes, I’m ready to make teacher shopping a breeze.