There's really not much to add here. Dr. Bob taught me what it meant to be a true teacher, and his teaching style has directly influenced how I teach all my students today. He demonstrated that the teacher-student relation should never be a power relation--your learning journey is yours alone, and the teacher is only there to show you the way, check in, and guide you when you ask for it.
Thank you, Dr. Bob for everything you've done for all your students. I'm sure my fellow classmates before me, during my year, and after me will echo my thoughts. :)
I've been wanting to share this story with you guys so much and have tried a few times to stick it in other videos, but I always felt the story would drag on way too long. It demanded a video of its own!
I have a bunch of other music fail stories to tell because:
Always remember that it's okay to feel terrible, but give yourself a deadline, bite the bullet, examine your mistakes, and learn from them.
I'm very pleased to announce a new course on my Curious.com page! This course has been on my mind for a while, and Curious actually came up with the very cute name of "Flute Fundamentals". Freaking adorable alliteration, hehe!
These tutorials will feel inherently quite different from my YouTube material. These are meant solely for teaching, so I don't take as many liberties as I would for my main YouTube channel videos. I feel that music teaching only works so far on such an open platform like YouTube, but Curious gives me a lot more structure to work with that can help organize my tutorials. All music education is heavily cumulative, so having set courses really help set viewers on track.
I hope you guys enjoy this tutorial and share it with anyone you know who might find this useful! Be sure to use my 20% discount code!
Look out for more tutorials and courses in the future! :)
This video has been on my mind for a long time, and it's almost kind of weird to see it in an actual video. Of course, I didn't cover all the things I would have liked about private teachers, but that would make for an absurdly long video. I considering doing follow-ups to this video!
I also don't really know why a Singaporean accent came out at 1:27. I fully intended a Cantonese or Taiwanese accent, but my mind was just stuck on Singaporean while I was filming this.
Making this video reminded me a lot of how nervous I was when I made "How to Follow Bad Conductors". Both that and this video can be taken wrongly, but I'm just going to hope that people get the humour. We've all been there, so why not talk about it?
Mom was so apprehensive about making this video because she didn't know how much I could teach her, since she doesn't practice. She failed to remember that not all of my students actually practice.
I'm thinking of releasing a "deleted scenes" video on my second channel, JustAnotherVlaugist, much like Part 3 of this series. Some of it was edited but had to be taken out because the video was originally too long, but there are other chatty bits that I think some of you would enjoy.
I've been a bit shy to show my real "teaching side," but I've come to realize that it's such a huge part of me that denying it on my channel is more stressful than hiding it. So while this video may not be as funny as the other parts to this series, I feel like I've shown you guys a bit of what I'm like when I'm actually teaching. I get so much energy from teaching--it's the fuel that drives me and my career. Watching my mom finally learn and understand what she's been hearing me do for years was so fulfilling, and in a really weird way, I felt us bond even more through this lesson.
The best part, of course, was making her practice and hearing her voice out what I had always wanted to voice out when I was slaving away years ago while learning harmonics: