Home concludes her book with some suggestions to new music teachers and how they should approach their first years of teaching at a new school.
“Above all, the young teacher must remember that it is of the first importance not to lose her enthusiasm for the work. She must keep herself up to date by being in touch with general musical life outside her immediate circle. She should belong to a musical society, and take every opportunity of attending lectures, etc. She should organize musical clubs and meetings among her pupils, and encourage a healthy attitude of kindly criticism.” (loc: 707)
“And, finally, she must be always working at something to do with her own music, for directly she ceases to put herself, from time to time, in the attitude of the learner, she will cease to be a sympathetic and stimulating teacher.” (loc: 710)
“It is a good plan to keep a musical diary, in which our own progress and that of our pupils is recorded, together with notes on current musical events—concerts attended, and so on.” (loc: 711)
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