When looking for a teacher, the first question many people ask is "How
much do you charge?" In fact, that probably should be one of the last
questions to ask.
Professional service providers such as doctors, lawyers, hairdressers and barbers must
be credentialed and licensed to ply their trade. Unfortunately, this isn't true
for private music teachers. Anyone can place an ad or build
a website and solicit business. So, while you can rely on the government to
protect you from unqualified doctors, lawyers, etc, you must confirm
the qualifications of a private music teacher on your own.
To the right are some questions you should ask a teacher you are considering. If you are not
completely comfortable with the answers you receive, then you should look
further until you find a teacher that is suitable.
To see Sharon Girard's response to many of the questions, click on the question
and the answer will appear. When you are finished, click on the question again to hide
the answer text!