Despite all the difficulties when starting piano, my teaching philosophy regarding how much information and shortcuts to provide to students underwent a slow and log evolution. Yes, of course it is great to volunteer as much information as we can to our students. It helps them learn faster, right?
Let’s try to look at all the criteria for a good piano teacher. I will talk mostly about piano teachers, since this is my area of expertise but many of the considerations will be true for any instrumental teacher.
The first thing you should consider is the teacher’s educational background. Let’s compare these two possibilities: