It’s very hard to build a business as a voice teacher, or develop successful teacher-student relationships if you have adopted an adversarial ‘me vs. the student’ mentality. This is a win-lose equation- your ego wins and the student’s self-esteem and worth loses. Great teaching should be a collaboration of two people working together for a common cause. Not a servile experience between Master and Servant. If you find yourself in this adversarial situation more than once, you need to ask yourself if YOU’RE not the common factor in the problem.