During a guitar lesson about 30 years ago, I remember Matthew Cragg's dad, Peter, telling me that making wrong notes and mistakes is nothing to be afraid of. That the fear of failure immobilizes you. He asked me, 'What is the worst thing that could possibly happen if you kack a couple of notes? Will you die? Will you starve? No? Then pick it up and go with it.'
Music teachers are always much more than their title describes them to be.