Part of the reason I’m going to be revamping my web presence is because numerous people who know me well say my website makes me seem mean. It’s a tricky thing: sounding structured and “together” while trying to show just enough of my personality to illustrate that I’m not your average cello teacher and yet not so much that I look like a loose cannon/wackjob/weirdo out of context.
I must not be doing it quite right, because nearly every person that reads the blog or site who then takes lessons with me expresses relief that I don’t rap their knuckles with a ruler or shout abuse at them. So I think I may have some student testimonials (an idea I initially resisted because it seems a little ShamWow sales pitchy), lesson and tour samples so people can see me in action, plus some recordings. The only time I do fight the urge to get a little hostile is when people ask me to play a tune for them to prove I can “actually play”. This, always from someone who can’t string together two notes in succession. So here’s your hornpipe, Poindexter. Hope it’s up to snuff.