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#8895 - 09/16/06 06:22 AM Age?
eaHarris Offline
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Registered: 07/15/06
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Loc: Hicksville, OH
In the interview of the Fabers in the latest "Keyboard Companion," Nancy and Randall tell how they met a piano teachers' workshop and how they were the only two teachers there that were under 50. Boy do I know what that's like!

I appreciate the older teachers that have been teaching forever, and I know that there's a lot that I can learn from them. But I would be interested to know how many of you are under 50? Or even, (like myself) under 30?

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#8896 - 09/16/06 06:32 AM Re: Age?
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I'm 43, but I feel more like young thirties. Probably comes from teaching those 2 year olds and all the up-and-down activities that go along with that age group.

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#8897 - 09/16/06 06:57 AM Re: Age?
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Registered: 02/20/06
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Loc: North Dakota
yes, i see what they mean. whenever i am surrounded by piano teachers it becomes pretty clear that piano teachers just keep going, not retiring but teaching into old age. luckily i do know some teachers my own age, i will turn 25 next month.

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#8898 - 09/16/06 10:46 AM Re: Age?
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I'm in my twenties, and have been teaching for 6 years. I really enjoy it, and the pay is preety good too, now that my studio is built up!

-keynote88

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#8899 - 09/16/06 11:25 AM Re: Age?
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Ha! Ha! I am 34. I think it would be great to continue teaching into my 50's and 60's if I'm still up to it. Where I moved from all of us in the MTA Chapter were actually younger. There were only two ladies that were older (both I think in their 60's). In my first MTA meeting the other day where I moved to it was a nice mix.
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#8900 - 09/16/06 12:30 PM Re: Age?
Susan Offline
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Registered: 01/03/01
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Loc: Texas
I'm ancient to you. However, I well remember when I started teaching at age 21. It seems like the other day. I thought a 35 year old teacher was really old. One of these days you will look around and wonder how you got to be old!
I think in many ways I'm a better teacher now that I have been around the block. Having my own children (now grown) helped me a lot.
I've always loved children and I have a very child-like sense of humor. The secret to being an older piano teacher is to keep up with what's new, and to really love what you're doing.
I'm glad there are young teachers here. You're great, and we need new blood in the profession!

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#8901 - 09/16/06 01:36 PM Re: Age?
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I just turned 41 last Wednesday, feel like an old soul, but people guess my age between 28-32...gotta love that!

I think most of us piano teachers who are passionate about children and music will teach until our last dying breath, and that final gasp will probably be something like, "Slow Down!".

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#8902 - 09/16/06 02:17 PM Re: Age?
pianoannie Offline
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Registered: 07/20/01
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Loc: midwest USA
 Quote:
Originally posted by John:
[QB] I just turned 41 last Wednesday, feel like an old soul, but people guess my age between 28-32...gotta love that!
OK, now I MUST see a picture of you! And I must know your secrets to such a youthful appearance!!

As to my age, I will say only that I am between youth and old age, according to the saying
"40 is the old age of youth, and 50 is the youth of old age."

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#8903 - 09/16/06 04:27 PM Re: Age?
John Offline
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http://profiles.yahoo.com/bisceglia2000

For pianoannie's eyes only..... \:o ;\)

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#8904 - 09/16/06 07:43 PM Re: Age?
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Loc: Idaho
Oops I peeked! Nice pic John. BTW - I guess I'm an oldie compared to most of you. I'm 43 and been teaching for a very, very long time. Luckily, this year is starting off very nice.....not an annoying student in the lot! Woo hoo for me.

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