The success and the consequent value of a teacher is a difficult and complicated thing to establish. Most schools in North America believe that credentials make a teacher effective in helping a student excel. But a well credential teacher does not necessarily a good teacher make.
A good teacher must establishes a significant engagement and connection with a student because it comes down to personalities. Most all professional music teachers have the necessary credentials
Assuming qualifications to be similar, the engaging and motivating teacher who is likeable and exciting, with the appropriate training, is a good and successful teacher.
Consequently, over a century ago, The Salzburg Institute learned that teachers with the highest retention rates are the most successful at meeting the simple or sophisticated goals of their students.
Therefore, without an empathetic and constructive relationship, there is no continuity of purpose or results. Without that relationship there is no impetus for a student to enjoy, excel or continue their lessons.
For almost a century, The Institute has evaluated teachers using this benchmark. All our teachers have the necessary advanced professional credentials and the only thing that differentiates them is their experience and, consequently, their retention rate.
When the relationship is solid, motivating and fun, a student is engaged and invested in the relationship and the learning continues. Of course, this is the goal of all students and parents of children who want music in their lives.
Our fees are based on a teacher’s successful years of teaching and the results of quarterly reviews.
An evaluation below 90% on teaching effectiveness or student retention means the teacher can no longer teach with the Institute.
With every year of successful teaching and favourable evaluations, a teacher’s fee increase annually.
A student clearly knows what the fee is, why it is and what teaching effectiveness to expect.
First year teacher: $16.93 per half hour
10 year teacher: $28.95 per half hour
20 year teacher: $39.60 per half hour
30 year teacher: $51.04 per half hour
Education and awards do necessarily make for good teachers.
Unrealistically low fees suggest a teacher is not that effective or good at retaining students.
Please take some time to view some of the schools listed below:
We invite you to examine other providers. We have included links to 36 such schools in Toronto. We hope you question them as to: