My daughter's cello teacher was a tall woman with white hair and a kind smile. At the time when we met her she was in her early 70s, retired, and did not teach on a regular basis anymore. Still since we were in town only for a year she agreed to teach my four year old daughter. But she had one condition: I had to take cello lessons as well.
Her reason was that in order to appreciate what it meant for a young child to master the cello, and to help her practice, I had to learn it myself.
That teacher had a great reputation and I really wanted her to teach my daughter, so I agreed. Besides, her explanation made sense since, in the Suzuki method for teaching young children music, the parent has to practice everyday at home with the child.
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