One Time, I Killed My Piano Teacher

One Time, I Killed My Piano Teacher

by: Alex Lee

One time, I killed my piano teacher.

I didn’t realize it till years later, but it’s true. She was mean and unhappy and wanted to make sure I was unhappy too. She succeeded. I remember one lesson she made me play the B scale for 30 minutes because after 4 weeks I still had no idea which keys to press. She gave me the silent treatment, and I tried not to cry the whole time. Shortly thereafter, a younger version of me prayed to God that she (insert little kid voice with a sniffle) “Would never have to deal with Mrs. Moody ever ever ever again.”

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A Rare Instance Where it is Better to Teach than be Taught

I’ve come to the conclusion that it is better to teach piano than to be the student. At least, I’ve enjoyed it much more.

Here are my reasons:

  • Instead of paying, you get paid
  • Recitals are actually exciting, not dreadful, because you get to listen and see how far your students have progressed instead of having to take the hot seat yourself.
  • You don’t have the pressure of a teacher scrutinizing your progress every week. It is more fun to scrutin (yes, scrutin) than be scrutinized.
  • You still learn, but the knowledge kind of presents itself to you instead of you having to work super hard to get it.

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