Gift suggestions for my teacher?
Next week I will have my 100th violin lesson with my teacher. I'd like to give a small thank you gift to her. Suggestions? Thanks.
What a thoughtful idea!
i tried getting my teacher violin strings, turned out he only uses evah pirazzi gold.....
I do not recommend buying strings as a gift for your violin teacher unless you are absolutely, positively, 100% sure of which type of strings your teacher uses. And probably not even then. If you want to go that route, a gift card to the local violin shop is a better idea.
A nice word or a few words written on a nice card is probably the best gift a teacher can get.
Because I’m never quite sure what to give, as he’s a very private person, ( I don’t know if he drinks, likes chocolate , or even celebrates Christmas,) I bring him whatever I have some of, ie fresh eggs, apricots once a year when my tree produces about a ton all at once, or orchid stems when they’re flowering. Or if I’ve made a big batch of some kind of treat.
Nothing wrong with a handwritten card and a box of chocolates. He can pass the latter on to his wife, in any case.
The handwritten note and handmade card says that you valued your lessons -- their wisdom and their warmth. If you want to give a gift card or some other value-bearing bonus, I'd do that (additionally) at holiday time. Nothing says "happy holidays" quite like the portrait of Ulysses S. Grant. (Especially in the American South! LOL!)
Ha. I have given my teacher a guitar/uke stringwinder (she plays guitar and uke and has Wittner geared pegs on her viola). And I gave her a pure graphite artist's crayon, which might have been more useful had she not got Wittner geared pegs on her viola, lol.
Whoops. To her husband, then?
Thank you. A simple gift card sounds like the best way to go. I was an English and Theater teacher for 37 years, and for some reason students felt compelled to give me coffee cups. I certainly don't want to sound ungrateful, but I ended up with quite a hefty collection. Now that I'm retired, I still have a few (One Scarlet Letter cup, one Shakespeare cup, one Banned Books cup, etc.) but the notes students wrote held the deepest meaning.
Cotton, not necessarily! We shouldn't make any such assumptions.