Here’s a very positive trend within the world of piano education: many teachers are enthusiastic about refreshing their skills by attending training courses and seeking out a mentor who can support their ongoing professional development.
Unfortunately though, while there are plenty of courses to choose from, finding a suitable mentor isn’t always so easy.
In this post I will consider the qualities to look for, but first of all we need to ask: what is a mentor?
The Oxford English Dictionary tells us:
“A mentor is an experienced and trusted adviser.”
With this definition in mind, I will begin by sharing something of my own journey…