Adultpianist, I have sent texts, and they have not got through. In fairness to your teacher, I think you need to assume they are telling they truth. Ending lessons can be awkward for several reasons. From the teacher's point of view, you are only one bad review online from going out of business. I had a defamatory review a few years ago, and it seriously impacted on my income. I had the review taken down, and hey presto, all slowly improved. That review cost in me in the region of £20K. Your teacher has no idea if you are going to turn nasty, are just moving on, or going to work with another teacher. Being neutral is often the safest approach, as it can avoid serious fallout.
You have decided to finish lessons. Your teacher has accept this. Time to move one.
why would I turn nasty. That is not in my nature. I have no reason to turn nasty. I was taught some very good techniques which I put into practice and I am thankful for that. I genuinely do not have the time to pursue lessons at the moment and that is the reason and that is what I told her. If I have no time to pursue lessons why would I go on to another teacher because I would be in the same position (no time for lessons). My job has become increasingly busy and if I try to fit in flute as well I would be running myself into the ground and would be mentally and physically ill. I genuinely want to learn the flute but when I started , my job was less busy. As I said I will continue to practice at home as and when I can to keep things ticking over. Obviously I am not skilled enough to try new things but at least I can practice what I have been taught and improve on that for now
Your instrumental teacher has not spent that much time with you, and cannot be assured of your true personality. I am not saying any of this to personally attack you, just trying to get you to see why your teacher reacted the way she did.
Your reasons for stopping are perfectly valid. What I do think was unnecessary, was to imply your teacher lied when she said she did not receive the text. When I send out texts asking my students to pay their fees, I accept it if they tell me the message did not get through. To be frank, Adultpianist, you have come on here asking advice, followed it, it worked, and now you are criticising your teacher for not being effusive enough when you gave notice. I am going to call you out on this, I think you are in fact being remarkably unkind, and your teacher was correct to be neutral. You have decided to stop lessons, have given notice, and now prefer to believe your teacher is a liar who did not pay you enough compliments. Stop whining.
edit: just come back to read this thread, have decided to put the boot in more often, folks on here seem to like it, crikey!!