What should a music teacher do first? I make no claims to pedagogical expertise. I do have some ideas, though. And I would very much like to know what you think, and what your ideas are.
I only know something about voice, piano, and guitar. But there are some principles, concepts, and ideas that would apply to any instrument.
From the teacher’s point of view, just as a doctor has to work with a patient’s tolerability to a treatment, she must be aware of the student’s tolerability.