Our teaching philosophy is to become "useless" for our students.
Give them all the tools they need to be an independent, knowledgeable musician.
We want them to feel like they can do everything without the constant teacher's help. Making the learning process more active, not just a "do what I do" or "repeat after me" lesson. In this way, they feel more involved, capable, and less afraid to make mistakes.
We always explain how music works (why chords progress in a certain way, why there is a change in the key signature, and talk about the composer's life). At any stage, at any level. Even if something is complex, we make it easy to understand. We never think "It's too soon, you are too young". If you can't teach it with easy concepts, you don't know what you are talking about.
Embrace the mistake! We make mistakes together and we never say "sorry" or "oops". If anything, we cheer students' mistakes, it's the only way they truly learn something and develop new skills!