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Re: Guitar teachers
11/1/2011 11:32 PM
Andrew Sorentino wrote:
At the shop I teach at, the owner requires each person to go to the local sheriff's department and fill out a form. They then do a background check on you. His policy is, you refuse to fill out the form, you don't teach there.
Also, I keep the door open (we don't have windows in the doors yet). That way, the parent can sit just outside the door and listen and observe. I do have a few teen aged students and an adult that prefer the door closed, just since they feel a bit self conscious about their playing right now.
But the windows in the doors are the owner's next project. That way, folks can see in, and the teachers can see out and and keep an eye on anyone coming in.
As for the parents being in the room, it's a bit small and would get pretty stuffy. But, I do ask the parent, for the younger kids, to come in and listen to the homework assignments.
As for a sexual criminal record, no way would I allow my kid to take lessons from that person.