By now, most of you have determined that I have come to Ottawa!
In Ottawa West, I have been fortunate to attract many enjoyable new piano students. Although here just a short time, it is long enough for me to note some general observations about teaching in a brand new center.
Students here appear keen to learn and they progress quickly, and for the most part, they practice!
Students are intelligent, quick to catch on to new ideas, and fun to work with.
Ottawa students, like those in Newfoundland, often wear mismatched socks on purpose.
Ottawa students wear the latest fad, at this time multiple crocheted bracelets can be seen on their arms.
Ottawa boasts a large and interesting number of adult piano students. The oldest who contacted me for lessons was 72, and a very talented player.
Fellow teachers are supportive, helpful and generally very nice in welcoming someone new (like me) to their circle.
Young students who practice diligently achieve high levels of ability and master advanced repertoire well.
As well as a local and very large music festival, there are several piano clubs which hold regular concerts for which students may audition and play, something I think is a fabulous idea.
The piano world of Ottawa then is alive and busy, while the interest in piano lessons is enormous.
Nice to be here, Ottawa, my experience thus far is positive. Thanks for having me!