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Re: Lesson teachers
I think I understand what you are asking. I'm a private teacher and I have taught in a variety of situations. There are some students I only taught in middle school because they went to a high school where I did not teach and vice versa. I have also had students that I taught all the way through because I taught at their middle school and their high school. The reasons can vary, but I feel that availability is the main reason. Things that can affect availability consist of the following: if the high school and middle school band classes meet at the same time or different times, if lessons happen during the school day or only after school, if the private instructor is maxed out and another teacher needs to be added, if the teacher is only available on certain days and some students need to go on another day (like with single-blocked students on a block schedule), etc. Some teachers also prefer teaching younger or older students. Having different teachers at the high school and middle school levels could be a matter of director preference, but could also be a matter of someone already being established at one school, but doesn't have time for students at another school. For example, I have been in the situation a couple of times where I was added as an additional teacher at a middle school when the other teacher was maxed out and stopped taking new students. In both situations, they only taught their high school students the following year. In one of those situations, I taught all of the middle school students the second year, but they went on the the other teacher the next year because I didn't teach at the high school. In the other situation, I did teach at the high school, but not the students that the other teacher was already teaching. I hope that makes sense. I think there can be a variety of set-ups and reasons for either having the same teacher throughout or switching at the high school level. A lot of bigger programs have multiple teachers on one instrument. I think you just have to figure out what works best for you based on your class schedules and the teachers you have available.