My daughter taking music lessons from a teacher whose daughter at the same school, the same grade level as my daughter. The teacher herself is Russian, married to American, we are Russian couple. Majority of this teacher students are Americans (the school in very rich predominantly white neighborhood).
At the beginning of the year my daughter had couple play dates with her daughter, and we invited them to her birthday. This week we learned that their daughter had birthday and we were not invited.
My daughter likes the piano lessons. But I feel that this teacher does not teach my daughter as fast and as good as her other (American) students. Once she spoke half an hour by phone during lesson and so far never made up for the lost time.
In one month the recital of this teacher coming- where all 20 of her students will play in a very beautiful and lucrative concert space provided her for free by one very influential American family. She took my daughter's book and asked to leave it with her (that my daughter will practice only at her place) another theory book disappeared (she stated that she did return it, but we cannot find it at home, and my daughter told that she thinks that her book is at the teacher's house). The teacher asked us to buy bunch of other books and never uses them.
Yet, she states that my daughter is doing great, that she is very creative, that she likes to compose music and so on...things that the parent likes to hear.
So, what do you think, am I not getting this teacher's message to leave, or just abandon the idea of the recital, or go to recital but expect that my daughter will perform on lower level that anyone else?
Should I leave for now everything as it is? Or change the teacher (my daughter absolutely hates transitions)... sigh.
Answer by sta517 at 7:41 AM on Apr. 18, 2011
Answer by zoejains_momma at 8:28 AM on Apr. 18, 2011
Answer by istealcookies at 9:13 PM on Apr. 18, 2011
Answer by iam4you2 at 11:42 PM on Apr. 18, 2011