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Questions for Myself

Updated: Oct 13, 2021

Am I a good teacher? Am I a good model?


Do I care about my students?

If I care, do I treat them as I do my own children?

Do I foster their dreams?


Do I listen to my students?

Do my students listen to me?


Do I teach anyone and everyone?

Do my students teach?


Am I really a teacher?

Do my students teach?


Do I perform?

Do my students perform?


Am I a good performer?

Do I foster performances for my students?


Do I practice?

Do my students practice?


How do I practice? Do I show my students how to practice?


Am I organized? Are my students organized?


Am I curious? Are my students curious?


Do I learn new pieces of music?

Do my students learn new pieces of music (not just the same pieces as me)?


Do I go to concerts?

Do my students go to concerts?


Do I accept my students (many forms of acceptance)?

Do my students accept thoughts and ideas of others?


Am I a dictator, or do I offer freedom of thought in addition to guidance?

Do my students feel free to look at and practice whatever music interests them?

Do my students work towards their goals?


Am I a facilitator?

Do I share my library and office?

Are my students generous with each other?


Am I open to new ways of learning and teaching? Do I experiment with new concepts?

Are my students interested in new ways of learning?


Am I involved in the community? Do I teach local students? Do I volunteer? Do I give scholarships? Do I share my musical talents?

Do my students think about others besides themselves; do they volunteer, teach and play in their communities?


Am I committed to music education locally, nationally and internationally?

Do I lament what is wrong or do I try to make a positive difference and effect change?


Suggested reading: The Giving Tree by Shel Silversteen

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