A Dedicated Teacher is always willing to learn, learn, learn and then re-learn.
There is no perfect method that works for every single student that crosses your path. Take the initiative YOURSELF to do research on different methods. Re-study pieces you learned yourself as a child and see if you have some different ideas about the interpretation than you did before.
A Dedicated Teacher uses psychology when dealing with their students. Understanding the different ways people learn, reason and communicate is vital when helping them reach their full potential.
Positive reinforcement is a much stronger motivator than negative condemnation.
An effective Teacher/Student relationship is based on Trust. An Honorable Teacher must demonstrate at all times his/her worthiness of this trust.
Punctuality, dependability and concern for personal growth are qualities all music teachers must internalize.
Translate your excellent performing skills into a language that your students can understand. Adapting presentations to each individual student is an invaluable skill when teaching. A music teacher MUST be able to convey thoughts and concepts to young children, adults, teenagers, males and females of all walks in life.