English:These are the six personality traits that we see a lot in Drum Academy teachers and we find them important. Nobody is perfect, and we will certainly not select potential teachers purely on the basis of these points. It is not our intention to see the perfect score but it does serve to illustrate the type of teacher that we are looking for. To let you see if you fit well into this picture. Success!
English:Our teachers love music and share their passion with students. They are obsessed with their work and they are part of the music scene. Their goal in life is to become a better musician everyday. The inspiration they gain on stage, they want to pass this on to their students. They are inspiring because they show what it means to be a musician. Love for music gives them a tremendous energy and often they forget the time when they talk about music.
English:Our teachers make sure the student feels good. You can hear them laughing and you can see them making jokes. They let the student know that he/she is getting better, and give him / her compliments about the progress. Whether the student had practiced it or not, they give an inspiring lesson. They know themselves and take care of themselves by also taking example by exercising or meditating. Thus, they are cheerful, smiling when the student enters and they have a good expectation of the student. The teacher takes 100% responsibility for his / her life and does not complain, but he takes initiatives themselves.
English:Our teachers make contact with the student very easy. They ensure that the student feels comfortable. By telling their own mistakes, by making jokes and by telling funny stories they create a relaxing atmosphere. They are sincerely interested in the student. They are not critical, but they give appreciation for what is going well. They enjoy what they do. They are diplomatic. They understand if the student has not practiced. They believe it is important that the student learns what he / she wants to learn and have fun in music.
English:Our teachers praise the smallest progress and challenge the learner with new material. They have a positive and realistic expectations of the student. They know that the student is not 100% dedicated as the instructors themselves and they try to match the level of the student as much as possible: always challenging, but also adjusted to the current level. By giving the student the experience of small successes, the teacher is very inspiring. He immediately gives the student the feeling of moving forward. He takes the student's musical taste as a starting point and he can put aside his own taste if necessary. He is involved and supportive.
English:Our teachers are very patient. They take time to teach the student. They do not interupt the student, both personally and musically. They find it important that the student learns a lot from the lesson. They can concentrate on small pieces of music. They can put their own thoughts and desires aside if that is better for the student. They are aware that a small amount of good materials can be more effective than a lot of information.
English:Our teachers have their own way of working. They are independent thinkers with a personal vision on teaching. They are able to make independent decisions. They are not waiting, but proactive and they find it important to deliver the best results. They are true professionals.