In Jerry sir, I have found my ideal teacher. For everyone he was just a music teacher but for me, an amazing listener, counsellor, influencer and what not! His knowledge in music at the young age of 25 leaves me flustered. He taught me for 5 years, and even though listening to me and solving my problems was never a part of his job but, never even once he refused to give me solution.
According to me, one of the core abilities of an ideal teacher is to teach, not for getting paid but for the passion s/he possess, and that was exactly what I saw in Jerry sir. He was always passionate about giving his students all kinds of knowledge he has, wishing them to be better them himself. Even though I was one of his worst students he never gave up on me. Sometimes, being very strict and sometimes very friendly, he taught me everything I know, today.
For a quite and shy person like me who never had the ability to speak for herself he became a guide. I could have never been the person I am without him. If today, I am bold enough to keep me point of view in front of a group, credit goes to his guidance. I cannot thank his enough for everything he has done for me. After entering in collage, I am rarely able to talk to him but, whenever we do, he never fails to help me. That was how he became an ideal teacher whose teachings I will always remember.