I think I am more overwhelmed by this decision than he is (ha-ha), but nonetheless it is really tricky. In some cases he loves the teacher but is not as excited about the school, or he likes the teacher and school but not the location of the school.
Also, does anyone have experience with Curtis admissions? This one seems the most confusing because you don't rank your teacher preferences. He's received 4 emails from teachers since being admitted and is having a trial lesson with one this week, but we can't quite figure out how the teacher matching works.
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This is a nice problem to have, isn’t it? If he truly has no preferences, I would do some sort of rank choice on various attributes, and see if that brings any clarity.
Just got NEC info -- accepted with full tuition scholarship. Could it get even harder?
Might it be possible to do a school tour? You can learn so much from being there...
One statistic to look into is how many students of a teacher (or even better what percentage) end up with the type of job your son is interested in pursuing. (Read people's CVS and look for the teacher.)
The disclaimer is that I (and probably nearly everyone else on this site) have no idea what's necessary for spectacular success at his level. I'm just guessing that having someone who can throw opportunities his way might be important...as it is at the top of many fields.
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