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How much can one learn in ten lessons?
#1899094 05/18/12 09:09 AM
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Hello all,

I might have a chance to get a trial package of ten lessons for a discounted price. How much do you think I might learn from these ten lessons? I am not a total beginner with piano but for example the piece in my signature I am practicing does feel challenging enough for me to fill in my free time at home.


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Artur Gajewski #1899109 05/18/12 09:27 AM
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The ten lessons will probably cover basic concepts in very general terms, and may not be worth the investment to you personally. If you have the time and extra cash to throw at the program, by all means, feel free to "go for it".


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How much can one learn in ten lessons?
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Art,

Just an opinion, from a non-teacher at that, but here is what I think you might learn by investing the time and (discounted) money for ten (Private?) lessons:

You will probably come away with a true sense of whether you want to CONTINUE devoting your time, your money, and the RIGOR necessary to accomplish something other than what you are currently doing. You also might gleen a hint or two about how to work better on your own. If you get more than that out of the experience, that will be a bonus.

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Most trial periods are more about getting accustomed to working with the new teacher and that teacher getting to know you and adjusting their teaching to accommodate. Certainly you will learn things, but I doubt it's meant to be a "buy these 10 lessons and you're good to go" kind of thing. It's about figuring out if that teacher is a good match for you (and you for them) for the purpose of long-term study.


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Artur Gajewski #1899246 05/18/12 01:17 PM
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It's a good way to see what a teacher is like and see if you would enjoy regular lessons. You will certainly get some suggestions for playing your pieces. You may not have enough time to fully develop new concepts in a way that you can incorporate them into other pieces. That process can take some time. Go for it though! Try it out! And be open to continuing lessons if it proves to be a positive experience.


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Artur Gajewski #1899262 05/18/12 01:57 PM
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Think of it this way: A masterclass = one lesson in terms of time (ok perhaps a bit more), but you might get out a different person! So... you never know.

But if your intention is to get the 10 lessons in discounted price and then quit... then it won't do you much good I think, and the teacher will realize this!

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Artur Gajewski #1899276 05/18/12 02:19 PM
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This is not a real teacher giving the lessons. It is a software thing. No live teacher present in the room.

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All you have to do is load up these lessons into Synthesia and let the software be your new piano teacher!


From the link in the OP's post.

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Artur Gajewski #1899300 05/18/12 03:06 PM
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The link is the OPs own website. Why would he be getting 10 free lessons from his own software? Or am I misunderstanding?

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Artur Gajewski #1899341 05/18/12 04:16 PM
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I have created piano lessons consisting of very basic of piano skills for synthesia, it still doesn't mean I master piano. My package contains scales and things to get started.

I wouln't need to start from the very beginning with a teacher.


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Originally Posted by Artur Gajewski
I have created piano lessons consisting of very basic of piano skills for synthesia, it still doesn't mean I master piano. My package contains scales and things to get started.

So, Art, help us catch up here. You are a "teacher" offering some sort of software playing lessons, =AND= wondering if you should take advantage of a few trial piano lessons yourself?

Do I have it correct?
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Artur Gajewski #1899389 05/18/12 05:23 PM
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In other words, you want to know if you should try your own lessons?


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Artur Gajewski #1899393 05/18/12 05:28 PM
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Synthesia is not one of those things that will teach you how to play the piano. If you already have some knowledge of piano and you know the keys very well...then sure, you could learn a thing or two from it.

I have only ever used it to learn pieces when I was too lazy to read the music. Now, I only load it up to play things I already know.

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Artur Gajewski #1901617 05/23/12 02:08 AM
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I wrote a really long answer with my iPad the other and the forum said there was a database problem so I couln't reply. Let's try again, this time little shorter.

I started playing piano about two years ago bu myself from scratch. I studied notes, rests, chords and music theory. Based on all the things I learned, I produced a starting lessons for beginner pianists to get the grip on the very basics of piano playing.

I am not a teacher, but am able to teach the basics and so I created the piano lessons package for Synthesia. It teaches notes, scales, arpeggios and such things. It does not teach you play any classical piece.

Just like anyone can teach another to drive a car, but in order to become a race driver, one has to learn art of car racing from a teacher. This is why I am looking for a piano teacher, to go further with my piano studies.

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