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Gifts for Music Teachers
Ideas for gifts. When to give gifts.
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Pete_Violin
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This may have been brought up before...

I just came to the realization that my teacher loves compliments.  After my last lesson I told her how much I appreciate learning violin and what she has given to me; how much a gift it is and how violin has changed my life.  She was so happy!!  

So I think one awesome gift to music teachers is a compliment and appreciation.

What other kinds of gifts do you give or have you given to your teachers?  Also, are there traditional times to give them gifts?  I am sure Christmas is probably a good time.  Are there other times that you give something?

I would be interested to see what others' ideas and opinions are on this.

Thank you.

- Pete -

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August 8, 2019 - 4:19 pm
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My instructor is a struggling student. I give him tips periodically. The first time was when he had to cancel two lessons shortly after starting my lessons. He has school work and music productions to do associated with college. I expect this to happen, due to this circumstance. With all that going on, his days for make up lessons are limited, so makeups during the school year, I would assume are not easy. I already knew he was a great patient instructor, even though we had just started as instructor and student. I wanted to make sure he knew the occasional cancellation is expected, and that he is doing a good job. I paid for those two cancelled weeks, anyway, to encourage him to keep teaching. I will probably give him a tip at the end of Summer.

I also thank him after each lesson and let him know it was a great lesson. My husband thanks him, too. Of course, the better I can get, the nicer it sounds in the house! Let’s face it. A cello is heard all over! Maybe I should take up a collection from the neighbors for my instructor!

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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At the risk of blatant self promotion, I tip my teacher with our products: https://moonshadowsfarm.com and will also probably make a monetary tip at Christmas.

Jim

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I texted my teach a couple of times and he was just tickled pink that I told him the last lesson was awesome....my friend and I also take him for lunch sometimes after a lesson - he loves that even more!!!

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Fiddlerman
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August 9, 2019 - 3:06 pm
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You guys are so thoughtful 🙂

I used to get these wonderful gifts from my students at the end of every lesson.

MONEY!!! LOL

But seriously, I'm happy that you guys are complimenting and tipping your teachers. Way to go.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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At our first lesson, I gave my instructor one of my cherished Fiddlerman cleaning cloths. She was impressed.

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Fiddlerman
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August 12, 2019 - 2:28 pm
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Very cool. We're happy to give you more clothes. 🙂

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but the one who needs the least."

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Fiddlerman said
You guys are so thoughtful 🙂

I used to get these wonderful gifts from my students at the end of every lesson.

MONEY!!! LOL

But seriously, I'm happy that you guys are complimenting and tipping your teachers. Way to go.

  

@Fiddlerman 

You (teachers) give us a great gift!  To play one of these instruments.  I know you like money.. that's a given.  But honestly, (and don't tell anyone this) we can never adequately repay you for this, except maybe to pay it forward somehow.

- Pete -

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