Hi! I am new to this site. I am a parent of two little violin students. We've been happy with their progress until I unintentionally found out from the music school website that our teacher doesn't have a degree in music (or music education). I didn't look far for a teacher when we started out, but signed up for this well-known music school of the area. The kids were young and we didn't know how long they will continue, so the whole thing was like an experiment. It seems that she was Suzuki trained herself, plays beautifully, and loves to work with kids. She is a devoted, loving teacher.
Now that my kids are progressing into Suzuki book 4, I wonder whether we should look for some other teacher. Their lesson time, right now, is spent a lot on polishing up their Suzuki songs, and we don't do any other books. Luckily my kids are OK sight readers (I teach them at home).
What would you do if your children's teacher didn't major in music?
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