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#1124339 - 11/17/04 06:04 PM How frequent and how long are your lessons?  
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I''ve begun playing the piano again on my own and I'm thinking of taking lessons. Currently I go with my daughters to their lessons; their teacher has become a friend, and I wouldn't mind taking lessons from her, but I'm not sure that she would like the every other week schedule. For myself, I think an every other week for an hour basis would work better for me than every week. I'm not sure if I will be able to spend enough time practicing to need a lesson every week.

So my questions are: 1. What is your lesson schedule?
2. How it has worked for you?


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#1124340 - 11/17/04 06:09 PM Re: How frequent and how long are your lessons?  
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I took lessons as an adult about 9 years ago for a year. At that time, I went weekly for half-hour lessons. I resumed lessons in September, and now I go every other week for one hour. Since I have less practice time now than I did for my first go 'round, I find that my current schedule works pretty well. I have more things to work on but have more time to work on them. And, if I find that I can sufficiently cover my two-week "assignment," I can at least begin the next piece or two in the method books.


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#1124341 - 11/17/04 06:43 PM Re: How frequent and how long are your lessons?  
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Classicalgirl,

I too started taking lessons from my daughters' teacher. I was a near-total beginner.

I started off doing a 45-minute lesson every other week. There were advantages and disadvantages. I liked spending less money, and if there were weeks when I hadn't practiced I could call and postpone the lesson a week.

After about a year of this, my teacher urged me to go to every week for 45 minutes and I did. I must admit that I do progress faster, but that is just because I have more lesson pressure more regularly.

I don't know if you need a full hour, though. That's pretty long. I'd do 45-minutes.

#1124342 - 11/17/04 08:09 PM Re: How frequent and how long are your lessons?  
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45 minutes weekly


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#1124343 - 11/17/04 10:12 PM Re: How frequent and how long are your lessons?  
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Hi Cindy

YOu said that you've took lessons from your daughter's teacher and may I know how long have you been learning. If you dont mind, what are the pieces that you are working on right now ?


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#1124344 - 11/18/04 07:13 AM Re: How frequent and how long are your lessons?  
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I'm in my sixth year of lessons. I should be a lot better than I am. I don't practice the way I should.

I am finishing up the second movement of Mozart's K545 (we decided I should finger pedal it, so I had to go back to the drawing board to learn to do that) and I am just starting the third movement.

I'm working on Chopin's funeral march and an obscure scherzo by Schubert.

I'm trying to figure out a recital piece for January/February. I feel like I have a lot on my plate! I need to focus and master one or two of these instead of playing them all badly.

#1124345 - 11/18/04 07:14 AM Re: How frequent and how long are your lessons?  
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1 hour per week.. they often run over to 75 or 90 minutes if we're on a roll and he has no other student immediately following.


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#1124346 - 11/18/04 07:24 AM Re: How frequent and how long are your lessons?  
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1 hour every week for me - I'd like to switch to every other week, which would give me more time to make progress in between lessons, but my teacher's not too hot on the idea. Maybe if I find someone I can swap weeks with.


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#1124347 - 11/18/04 07:27 AM Re: How frequent and how long are your lessons?  
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1 hour every other week and it has worked great. Unlike a child, I don't need the constant attention to stay motivated which I think is the primary reason most teachers push for weekly lessons.

Rodney

#1124348 - 11/18/04 09:50 AM Re: How frequent and how long are your lessons?  
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I do half an hour a week. I think this works out okay for me. I wanted to do an hour a week but my teacher was booked.

If nothing else, having a lesson makes you practice in a certain way. For one, it makes me practice harder on the pieces I'm assigned and secondly, it forces me to do exercises which I might blow off and not do regularly.


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#1124349 - 11/18/04 12:53 PM Re: How frequent and how long are your lessons?  
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30 mins every week for me.

My teach is pushing for 50 mins every week.

#1124350 - 11/18/04 03:48 PM Re: How frequent and how long are your lessons?  
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I'm scheduled for 1/2 hour a week but since I'm the last student of the day it usually ends up 40-45 minutes. I feel it could be longer as I could spend 15 minutes alone discussing technique and other details, it goes much too fast.


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