10 Different Types Of Music Teachers

*Music* I told you, it’s two beats. *demonstrates* What’s wrong with you? Just focus. *in tempo violin playing* *sigh* The phrase goes towards the end of the bar. Come on. I told you already five times. *violin playing* First note, check with the open D. *listening to tuning* It’s not in tune. Use your ears, do you have ears? *violin playing* Where’s your focus? *violin playing* What are you looking at? *violin playing* What is that? There’s nothing to do with Sibelius. *tsk* *violin playing* The note you just played just then… what does it mean? Um… It’s a G. Subdominant? Yeah. Well imagine Sibelius. The G could be an interpretation of his life, you know, when it’s cold and his pain but no one really knows what’s going on, you know music is like an internal thing but that’s all external influences. There’s no words to describe what Sibelius’ going through. And a lot of the time you have to just really understand what he wanted and… Whatever is written on the music can tell you everything you know… You have to push through discomfort and be comfortable with the uncomfortable. Got it? *knock knock* Teacher: Come in. *tuning violin* Teacher: Just warm up, I’ll be there with you soon. *violin playing* *violin playing* Sorry it took a while, the tea took a while to brew. Anyway, it sounded good. Do you want to start from the beginning again? *violin playing* Do you have anything else? *violin playing* Brilliant. Do you have anything else? Oh give me a second, let me just refill my tea. Go on, you can play. *out of tune violin playing* Good! that’s really really good! Um… Is there anything I can work on? Uh… No, not really, it’s fine, I mean just a bit more practicing to be perfectly fine, no worries. Take it easy, don’t work yourself too hard. I don’t know, I just feel…… Maybe I don’t sound… …that great. Stop looking so sad, just be happy. Be positive! Music is about sharing the love! *plays scales* When you start that note you just have to catch the bow! The starts from the fingers, you gotta *demonstrates* like *demonstrates* Everything has to have an articulation like *demonstrates* *articulated scales* No no, catch the bow! Like I said, catch! Catch! *articulated violin playing* What type of catch do you think this is? The “puh” or the “kuh”. It’s not a “poh”. No no no no, the movement is from the fingers. Catch, and release! Uh, by the way, how do you do good ricochet – You catch the bow! *ricochet playing* Do you have any exercises for vibrato? You catch the bow! *violin playing* No. Starting your first note is like a plane landing. You have to be a good pilot because if it’s bad land you can feel the bumps. Landing has be controlled and smooth, like… ..like this. *violin playing* Sometimes too much vibrato is like icing on the cake, this is too sweet. You don’t want to do too much. Cake is already sweet. Okay… Analogies. *plays note* Stop there. The first bounce is not even. *violin playing* The… The A is not really in tune with the D string. *tries again* Yeah yeah, the shoulders might need to drop a bit. Your nose can be a bit higher. *tries again* The string crossing was a bit excessive. *tries again* Feel the weight and this fourth finger, it creates the sound. You pull the string in. Push the string from there. *tries again* There was five oscillations in that vibrato. Should be six. *corrected violin playing* Okay, let’s move on to the third bar. *out of tune violin playing* I’m a singer and this school can’t find a violin teacher, but I think you should breathe. It’ll definitely help your intonation. *phone vibrates* Sorry one second. Hello? Yes, sorry darling. Can I call you later? Just because I’m teaching right now. No, no, I’m not teaching… I’m not… No not a singer, I’m teaching a violin student. Yeah, I don’t know, this… for my certificate diploma. They put me here to get experience teaching string instruments. That’s just how it works. Okay. Talk to you soon. Okay, so have you practiced your breathing for intonation? *violin playing* Kid, back in my days we used to warm up with three octave scales. And every time we need to play one hour of scales, two hours of studies, one hour of concerto, one hour of Bach, and two hours of chamber music, and three hours of orchestra. It’s all about twelve a days you know. Today you guys just have too many distractions. Your phone, what’s it called, social media? And uh, what’s the thing in social media? Uh, me-mes? You need to learn how to appreciate music, and look deeper into it. *violin playing* Stop. What’s the dynamic? Don’t look! *tsk* What is the marking? What is the expression marking here? Uh… Fortissimo… Andante? Here, let me write it down for you.

100 thoughts on “10 Different Types Of Music Teachers”

  1. I have a very picky piano teacher and even pickier violin teacher, I really don't think that it's a bad thing.

  2. Then there's the teacher who makes you question reality. "How do you think that note feels? Is it soft? Rough? How does the vibrato taste? I think yours was a savory bust finished with a sharp and exciting sour.


    Did you know that the world never stops vibrating? Perhaps if we could hear the note… the symphony of life would suddenly be clear…

    Time signitures, what do they mean to you?

    *Nosebleed intensifies

  3. i feel like the only nice music teachers are the old men that like to have a laugh🤣all others are just rude and stuck up, especially middle aged women music teachers lmfao

  4. My strings teacher at my school is number 8. She teaches strings but doesn't know how to play violin, or cello, or Viola or Base. S she depends on the 1st chair 1st violin or other experienced students to teach techniques like vibrato to the not so advanced class.

  5. Mines just be like… A mix of a bunch of these…
    In order from most to less:
    Tha one that put you on the spot
    Use too many analogies
    Focused in only one idea
    TBT teacher

    But actually I appreciate their way of teaching and their time so much

  6. Can someone tell the name of 4.24 I'm confused because how on Earth I could forget it 🤦🏻‍♀️

  7. I'm a music education major and I'm planning to be a private music teacher. It feels like I'm going to be the 'The Teacher that puts you on the spot.'
    (I've had three cello teachers. and all three of them the similar thing they shared was, 'the picky one')

  8. Oh oh oh, can anyone please tell me the name of the piece at 5:06? The other day I was feeling like listening to it but I forgot the name so I couldn't find it. It's been like 3 days and I still can't remember. Someone help?
    BTW, Brett's "lazy teacher" looks exactly like a nice old lady lol

  9. My piano teacher was 5 and 6 all rolled up in one lol. "You gotta play the scale like you're floating through mountains in the fog! PUUUULLL the keys. PUUULLL the keys."

  10. Mine is the one who always expects from me to know what I did wrong when I don't know what I did wrong and explains me what I did wrong when I know what I did wrong.

  11. My teacher is 10% philosophical, 30% overly nice and 100% worth your money (I know that one wasn’t actually in the video).

  12. Brett: Be comfortable with the uncomfortable
    Me: …And you mean what by that exactly…😳😐😬😮 has a bad thought in his head

  13. My teacher fits into so many of these it’s not even funny (except for the lazy teacher), but he’s a pretty cool teacher though

  14. When I learned violin my teacher was exactly the first example lol that’s why I stopped and went to another teacher. But she was exactly like 7 so that’s why I actually stopped playing violin lol. But if I must be honest I learn more from you guys than from those two teachers

  15. Just watched this in order to see what kind of teacher I am, and what I should avoid. Anyone has any suggestion as to what should be prioritized NOT to do (and maybe how to do it in another way?

    PS! I’m a percussionist teacher and arranger/composer.

  16. Bro, the first teacher, the always frustrated one is my music teacher 24/7, she made me cry once because i couldn’t play a chord right :”)

  17. Did anyone else have their phone near them at 5:31 , thinking someone was calling only to realize that it was the video and that you don't have friends.
    Just me then?
    Alexa, play Despacito!!!

  18. I haven't played violin in 7 years bc the teacher I had moved to texas, and when we went to the only available teacher in our town she ate during my lesson and walked around barefoot. She charged 30 a lesson. Thankfully i'm finally picking up violin again my senior year in high school after my violins get back from being fixed up!

  19. My teacher in middle school was all of these except for he did play our instrument and he is not the tbt teacher but he was really effective and made us succeed.

    Meanwhile my teachers this year focus on one thing and are overly sweet/positive.

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