How to Find a Good Piano Teacher
Finding a good piano teacher is a process that should take some time and consideration. First, finding out the credentials of the teacher is very important. How long has the teacher been an instructor and how well does his or her students play the piano? Taking notice of how other students have grown with this teacher reflects on the influence that the instructor has. Great piano players don't often come from horrible teachers.
Another important factor to consider is the type of piano that is taught by the instructor. If you want to learn how to play jazz piano, then you wouldn't want to take lessons from a classical piano teacher. Also, if you have some knowledge of the piano, then you don't want to take beginner courses from a teacher that is used to dealing with children in grade school (and, on the flip side, you don't want to sign your beginner children up with a demanding dictator).
The most efficient and most logical way to find a piano teacher is by recommendation. Knowing other piano players and their teachers would save a lot of research and hassle because you can see the results in your friends performance and you trust their opinion. Just remember that if you would take advice from this friend on dating, you can take their advice on a piano teacher.
Finding a piano teacher can be a stressful endeavor, but knowing how to search for one can save a lot of time, money, and will allow you to keep your sanity during the lessons.