I gave my first lesson today. Sitting in my Great Grandma’s chair that she sat in to teach the piano, I taught Thomas for an hour.
I wasn’t sure if I’d enjoy the experience, I’m not very patient and I didn’t think teaching would bring out the best in me. However, Thomas really wanted to learn and happily took in the information I gave him. I taught him about different note lengths, we clapped some rhythms, tried a scale or two to help him understand the importance of correct fingering and finally went on to a piece, which by the end of the lesson he was playing very well!
I don’t know who was more pleased at the end of the lesson, me for teaching a piece or Thomas for learning it and having played a baby grand! Either way I’m delighted to have my first pupil, who I will be teaching each week for 20 mins after school.
I think Great Grandma would be very pleased to see her teaching chair being put to good use!