Do you dread lessons? If you do, here are a few questions to ask yourself:
- Do I dread all lessons or just certain ones? Is it because of the subject matter/instrument or is it a student/teacher clash of personalities (or a disrespectful student)?
- What don't I like about lessons? Be as specific as possible, but don't be afraid to start out vague.
- Take a break/vacation! Don't be afraid to take off all of December after your Christmas recital (if you have a recital then). December's often a busy month for musicians...and probably for your students too! Consider taking a summer break (all summer or just part of it) too. It's good to have a little break to refresh.
- Consider lowering the number of students you teach. You can kindly let the students/parents know that you are reducing your number of students, but that you recommend so-and-so, etc. Don't forget to thank them for studying with you!
These are just a few ideas....what do you think? I think taking a short vacation from lessons is a good option if you're feeling burnt out/
How do you feel about teaching? What are your suggestions?