Clarinet pupil turned up for a lesson this morning (completely unexpected - I thought he was on holiday ), and he said that he also wants to learn piano and could I teach him? He and his mother have been suitably impressed by my accompanying some of the pieces he's been working on, and whilst I'm sure I could teach him basic piano as well, piano is and always has been my second instrument. Does anyone have any further thoughts on this, particularly those who teach two or more instruments?
I left it as "I'll think about it", so I've not committed to it, and they really are on holiday for a couple of weeks now, so I have time to consider it.
I've read some of the horror stories that piano teachers around here have dealt with in the past (e.g. "why do we need a piano at home?"), so don't have my eyes completely closed to some of the horrors this might open up.
Suggestions for tutor books suitable for teenage boys would be particularly welcome. Based on his clarinet experience, he's not so keen on straight classical stuff, but acknowledges it has to happen.
But apart from my not expecting to teach this morning, the lesson went really well! Scales and aural were spot on, and passages in a couple of pieces which Pupil has stumbled over in the last few weeks just fell into place. Now I'm reminded why I do it