I am considering arranging piano lessons for my 6 year old son. Having never had music lessons myself, I don't know what to expect or what to look for in a teacher.
My son is a smart, cheerful, normal kid; sometimes described as adorable and very well-behaved by teachers and camp counselors. He is somewhat precocious and cerebral, but hasn't shown any innate passion for music (i.e. he doesn't pick up instruments and start playing them spontaneously). He would need some encouragement to get over the hump from being a clueless beginner to being able to enjoy learning piano.
Any advice would be appreciated.
For example, what three qualities would you say are most important for a teacher to have?
Also, to what extent should I be pushing piano lessons on him, versus waiting for self-motivation to spontaneously appear?
How else can I help him learn to like learning?