June 29, 2012

Book review: The Matthew 6:33 Piano Teacher by K.M. Logan

Do you feel called to music? In this lovely book, author K.M. Logan shows the good, the bad, and the ugly of being a piano teacher. She gives basic guidelines for everything from dress, to safety, to purchasing an instrument. With practical marketing techniques, as well as an honest outlook on your suitability to become a piano instructor, her book hits a high mark. She shows the reasons why God is necessary in our decisions, whether they are which curriculum to choose, or which students to teach.
I liked:
  • The feel of the book. It was easy to read, yet contained all the information necessary. It was comfortable, and easygoing. Not like a reference book, but very structured and easily accessible.
  • The non-judgemental outlook. It was great to me because the author doesn’t say that there is one specific way to teach, but says that you should pray about it. Which leads me to my next point…
  • The God-filled pages. There is a lot of mention of God. I was so blessed by how often the author said you should pray about the issues surrounding the profession of teaching piano.
  • The helpful websites. Scattered throughout the book, K.M. Logan has her favorite teaching resource websites. I found them to be perfect for the book’s purpose.
I disliked:
  • The parts where she talked about safety. They are a little scary to read if you are a 17 year old minor! This said, they would be different if read by a man, married woman, married man etc.
Overall, it was a fantastically written book. I loved it, and it actually made me want to take piano lessons again! J I would recommend this to anyone who has enough piano knowledge to teach.
This book was given to me for free by the author in exchange for an honest 200+ word review.

No comments: