I am a new violin player, an adult who, at 35 had now been playing for a year. I joined a community orchestra an had my first concert this past weekend . The entire experience has been tons of fun and, in a way, takes me back to grade school when I played the violin for a few years (3rd to 6th grade).
Well, my interest in your thoughts begins with my interest in adult learning and adult teachers and teaching. I have an idea that this has been discussed, possibly ad nauseum, but the angle I am curious about I have not found except maybe in passing.
My questions are as follows...
1) what makes a good teacher for adults?
2) what different learning strategies should be taken for adults?
3) what should an adult student be aware of, good and bad, in a teacher?
4) What kind of communication should pass between adult student and instructor?
5) At what point should an adult student know that their instructor is not right for them?
I feel like those questions should start this conversation down the road I am interested in exploring. I guess what I am looking for is how to optimize my student teacher relationship from my end as an adult learner and what I should expect in reciprocity from my instructor as an adult teacher.
I hope you all have a great day and thank you for your input!
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