how to kindly reject the piano teacher
February 2, 2012 2:49 PM Subscribe
How to talk to my daughter's piano teach about stopping our lesson with her. Truth is, we need a better teacher. But we have used her for about four years. I worry about hurting her feelings by being honest with her. Need help approaching the piano teacher.
posted by akomom to Human Relations (13 answers total)
We have a piano teach who is passionate about teaching music. She's good at working with kids. She's creative and caring. However, due to her personal life and other demands of her other work, she's often late for our classes. She's sick often, therefore, we missed a few lessons, and she hasn't been able to offer make up lessons. My daughter is not challenged enough, not getting enough new pieces to learn, therefore bored and frustrated with the piano lessons. Right now, my daughter is in CM level three. I feel that it's time that we move on to a new teacher who's more professional and can teacher my daughter till CM level ten. I need to try out a few teachers to find a good fit for my daughter. But I am dreading the talk with the current teacher to tell her that we will terminate the lesson with her. I need to offer reason for quitting, right? We have worked with this teacher for four years and I have established friendship with her. Is there a good way to say this? I can't tell her that "you are often not on time, my daughter is not progressing as fast as she could with you", I think that will hurt. I can find other excuses to tell her instead. Shall I do that or hint on the real reason? Please teach me a way to talk to the piano teacher, thanks!