I actually had the notes for this video prepared for over a month but didn't get around to it until now. I'll be honest and say that, in a way, I didn't really want to make this video because it reveals some of the most insecure thoughts I have about being a private flute teacher.
I thought these thoughts would go away when I got the flute of the dreams and when I finished school. I thought I would get to a place in my life where I would be 100% confident in my teaching, and I would know that I'm teaching my students the right way to play the flute.
I've been teaching for over 10 years now, and I feel none of those things.
Instead, I still feel the same things I felt as a new teacher. None of it has gone away. I've really just learned to cope with these feelings, and I'm still learning to embrace them. This video is part of my own personal journey to accept these insecure thoughts I have and to be okay with them.
At the very least, I really hope this video can help comfort other teachers out there. I'm sure other people feel the same. I'm just here to say: It's okay, we're in it together. :)