So I've been on the search for a piano teacher as I want to sit TG grade 8 in the summer. I've emailed a number of teachers (all with equivalent qualifications) over the last week and have the following responses:
Teacher 1. Called me in person, we had a good chat about what I wanted, what he could offer and so we have agreed a time for a no obligation assessment. Quite happy to take fortnightly lessons at a time to suit both of us.
Teacher 2. Replied quickly by email but very tersely and seemed a little driven - most of the email was detailing how he had got X number of pupils through exams with distinction and he was very, very, very busy but could possibly hear me play to see if he would take me on.
Teacher 3. Called me eventually (after about 1 week) but was very vague about goals and about lessons in general. Seemed very pleasant but not entirely on the same planet as the rest of humanity.
So should I go see all of them and then assess or should I just stick with Teacher 1 if I think he's on the ball? And how did you choose your teacher? Was it referral, locality, google search or something else?