Which of the following do you consider essential for music students of any instrument?
Repertoire, theory, scales, improvisation and chord study, performance preparation, harmonization, playing by ear, composer study, technique exercises, music games, composing.
They say that whatever you spend time on is what you value.
Yikes! My weekly private lessons usually include scales, chords, 2 repertoire pieces, and a theory page. Sometimes we add in another activity such as harmonization or playing from a chord chart. But that's really all we have time for. And yet, I really do value all of those "other skills".
How can you possibly pass on all of the fun, challenging, and motivating knowledge that made teaching music become your passion in only 30 minutes a week?!
Have you ever thought of group classes? Not the kind where you set up multiple keyboards in a room and each student is forced to play the same piece, no matter if it is too easy or too difficult. This is a whole different animal!