Can I become a child's piano teacher with very little training of my own?
I basically taught myself to play the piano, but I play at the intermediate/advanced level. I also am very good at sight-reading. I am no longer able to do the work I've done most of my adult life due to health issues. Now I'm a client of Vocational Rehabilitation, and they want me to find out if I can become a part-time piano teach. I just don't know where to start. Can you and your readers give me some advice?
Well firstly it depends whether you can read music and understand a little music theory. I think it's fundamental to a younger learner to grasp the concepts of music theory just because it's a great foundation to build upon. It doesn't take long to learn if you don't.
Other than that, if you're aware of the right playing technique/posture etc. I don't see why you couldn't teach beginners? It'd be a great way to advance your skill too.
I already replied to your question on my hub, but just to follow up... yes, I think you could teach piano to beginning children. You might want to do some studying and extra practice before you begin. Decide on a curriculum to teach from and look at the order of things in the books. I wrote another hub on the First Lesson, if you want to check it out.
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