Meeting the artistic needs of everyone?
September 29, 2009
I have been remiss in writing in my blog because of the necessary activities that occur at the beginning of each school year. Every staff member’s priority is getting our classes and programs off the ground. And we are almost there!
Which got me to thinking about trying to be all things to everyone, especially when it comes to our educational offerings. The needs of a 4year old are different than an 18 year old and also from an adult student. Do we find specialists who work really well with young children to teach those students, and the most talented piano teacher on our staff to teach the promising high school student?
It takes a really special teacher, in terms of training, temperment and personality to teach those who don’t fit the mold. Not every one of our teachers can work with young children, nor do we ask them to. But there is one requirement that is necessary for all our faculty – they must be very experienced in their field of speciality. And they are. The faculty as artist is one requirement that we do not make optional. Every student who wants to study the arts deserves the best teacher they can have. They deserve role models that are passionate, that can share their love and desire to make art, in whatever form it manifests.
So it’s very gratifying to know that many artists make good teachers – you just have to know how to pick them!
Enjoy your day.