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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000377.txt from 2000/04

Subj: Re: [kl] Student motivation (or lack thereof)/ Lame Excuses
Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2000 22:06:14 -0400

On Sun, 9 Apr 2000 14:25:26 EDT writes:
> There are times when I cancel my sones lesson so he can do something
> equally
> important.

> To be fair to his teacher, I always give 24 hours notice, ALWAYS pay
> for the
> lesson, and try to schedule a make-up lesson.
> This has worked well for the past three years, my son has a great
> violin
> teacher, she is happy, and stress has been eliminated. I have paid
> for
> lessons not taken, but I don't view this as a problem.
> What do others think of this approach??

Sounds like a balanced decision made by a mature parent. You meet your
child's various needs and respect the teacher's professionalism at the
same time. It's a win-win situation.

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