~Patience- Learning and perfecting compositions takes time. Different students may be at different levels of musical maturity, so it is important to acquire a great deal of patience in order to account for all the different needs.
~Clarity- A good leader must have a goal set straight and clear vision for success. It is essential to be clear and unambiguous in instruction.
~Musicality- It is important to have a deep, intuitive understanding of how music and harmonic structures work.
~Observant- A director must have an observant ear and be able to pick out minor details in elements such as tuning and balance in order to successfully interpret compositions.