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#beginquote# That's no puzzlement, suzyq, that's a pain the the agita... This strikes a chord (a suspended, in this case, as in waiting in suspense for the next dollar to drop when you make your living charging by the hour as a music teacher)with me because I have had students switch to me because their teacher was unreliable, suzyq, and also have lost students over the years (39 this Dec, and that ain't my age) because I have sometimes taken phone or personal inquiries from a new or prospective student during their lesson time. Never, to my knowledge, have I lost a student because I was wasting their time, not returning calls or not interested enough to organise my teaching program. Hunger, as in depending on providing a satisfactory service and an accectable level of skill and motivation is a great force for concentrating the mind and reminding one that they are paying you, you arn't paying them, and, Pete, what you get is what you eat. I would suggest that your teacher has another income, perhaps a pension, which takes the eadge of what I think is the greatest job in the World- how many folk do you meet every day, in either end of the Earth, who can honestly say that they are paid, and paid well, to do something they love doing? Having said that, some of the high school classes that I teach to top up the pot are very hard work indeed . Take adults seriously? Most music teachers, in my experience, suxyq, far prefer to teach adults to children. #endquote#
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