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#2714220 - 02/14/18 10:12 AM travel time to your lesson?  
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For those taking lessons--how long does it take you to get to your lesson? Do you walk, drive, take the bus?


I give myself 30 minutes--20 for the actual drive and ten minutes to park and make a bathroom stop. The route I take (from home) almost never has any traffic problems, which is a blessing.


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#2714223 - 02/14/18 10:16 AM Re: travel time to your lesson? [Re: Stubbie]  
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For me it's a 20 minute drive to the music school. The parking lot is heck, it's always full with all the other commercial businesses in the complex. Fortunately, there is a residential area right next to the complex. I park there and walk over. Much easier.


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#2714225 - 02/14/18 10:24 AM Re: travel time to your lesson? [Re: Stubbie]  
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For me it is about 15 to 20 minutes depending upon traffic and lights. The studio shares a parking lot with a bar. Since my lessons are in the morning parking is not a problem


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#2714227 - 02/14/18 10:26 AM Re: travel time to your lesson? [Re: Stubbie]  
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For me is about 45 minutes driving but since is Saturday the traffic is not terrible. The parking is easy too!

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#2714228 - 02/14/18 10:27 AM Re: travel time to your lesson? [Re: Stubbie]  
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I take a ferry boat, walk to the light rail station, take the light rail, get picked up at the other end by a friend, drop her off at her house, and drive to my lesson. I don’t add up the times, but it takes a whole day. Luckily I combine it with playing duets with my friend, and I take lessons about once every 4 to 6 weeks,



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Depending whether I leave from home or from work between 40-80 min to get there and back home about an hour if I am lucky with the bus schedules.

#2714235 - 02/14/18 10:42 AM Re: travel time to your lesson? [Re: PianogrlNW]  
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Originally Posted by PianogrlNW
I take a ferry boat, walk to the light rail station, take the light rail, get picked up at the other end by a friend, drop her off at her house, and drive to my lesson. I don’t add up the times, but it takes a whole day. Luckily I combine it with playing duets with my friend, and I take lessons about once every 4 to 6 weeks,

I think you win this thread. smile

#2714237 - 02/14/18 10:49 AM Re: travel time to your lesson? [Re: Stubbie]  
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With my first teacher, it was a six-minute drive (and I should have walked!).

With my second teacher, it was an hour drive.

It takes me about 35 minutes on average to get to my current teacher's studio -- well worth the time investment!


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#2714239 - 02/14/18 10:57 AM Re: travel time to your lesson? [Re: Stubbie]  
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5 minutes: when I was looking for a new house last year, I only looked at houses in a close proximity smile

#2714242 - 02/14/18 11:03 AM Re: travel time to your lesson? [Re: Stubbie]  
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My first teacher (many years ago) was in my school, my next teacher came to my house.
More recently I've been going to a music school which is about a 15 min bike ride from work (but add at least 10 mins for faffing around with the bike, finding a spot to lock it near the school, removing all the lights so they don't get pinched, etc) and about 25 mins from there to home.

#2714246 - 02/14/18 11:15 AM Re: travel time to your lesson? [Re: Stubbie]  
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In Switzerland, it was about an hour and a half - buss to train station, train to Zurich, tram to my teacher's stop. With waiting times, it took pretty much the whole day. Now I take Skype lessons, so my commute time is zero!

#2714254 - 02/14/18 11:44 AM Re: travel time to your lesson? [Re: JoBert]  
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Originally Posted by JoBert
Originally Posted by PianogrlNW
I take a ferry boat, walk to the light rail station, take the light rail, get picked up at the other end by a friend, drop her off at her house, and drive to my lesson. I don’t add up the times, but it takes a whole day. Luckily I combine it with playing duets with my friend, and I take lessons about once every 4 to 6 weeks,

I think you win this thread. smile

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#2714259 - 02/14/18 12:11 PM Re: travel time to your lesson? [Re: PianogrlNW]  
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Originally Posted by PianogrlNW
I take a ferry boat, walk to the light rail station, take the light rail, get picked up at the other end by a friend, drop her off at her house, and drive to my lesson. I don’t add up the times, but it takes a whole day. Luckily I combine it with playing duets with my friend, and I take lessons about once every 4 to 6 weeks,


I'm just slightly jealous, you must live in an awesome place! Victoria Island?


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#2714261 - 02/14/18 12:14 PM Re: travel time to your lesson? [Re: Stubbie]  
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My first teacher came to my house, which was so unbelievably convenient. However, I wanted to go in a different direction, met another teacher who was the absolute best!! However, it took me nearly an hour each way to fight South Florida traffic, and I just can't do that right now. So my third is a grad student in piano at a local university a block away from my home (South Florida blocks are about a mile). He's good, great player, teaching me more about dynamics than I learned before, so until he graduates, I'm sticking with him.

I hope in the summer, when the traffic eases, work slows and the crowds ebb, to get back to #2, a very special person (and forum member.....) for a few lessons.


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#2714273 - 02/14/18 12:59 PM Re: travel time to your lesson? [Re: Stubbie]  
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My teacher comes to my house and we use my piano. I would have been prepared to travel and the web site I used to find the teacher (https://www.firsttutors.com/uk/music/) had two close teachers that I put requests out to who both lived about 4 miles away. Both responded, the first within the hour, which meant we had already agreed a trial lesson when the second responded. Fortunately (because of the particular teachers background gave me a slight preference for her - she played Jazz in a band when younger and could teach me some if I want to later) the person who responded first lives in a small set of flats so comes to her pupils, whereas the other teacher taught from home.

#2714277 - 02/14/18 01:25 PM Re: travel time to your lesson? [Re: Stubbie]  
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In Toronto it was a 5 minute walk as I lived downtown. Now it takes about 30 mins by public transport to go to my lesson and then a 20 minute walk from there to work.


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#2714285 - 02/14/18 02:08 PM Re: travel time to your lesson? [Re: Stubbie]  
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It is a 35 minutes drive to get to my teacher. When I started with him, he was at a Music school that was about 20 minutes from my house. I would drive an hour or more if I needed to to continue lessons with him. Fortunately I only work part time now so I can go in the early afternoon when there is little traffic.


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#2714303 - 02/14/18 03:50 PM Re: travel time to your lesson? [Re: Stubbie]  
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My teacher is about a 20 minute drive by car. Between my place and his is almost all farm so I really have no traffic and it is a nice drive as long as it is not snowing. I would go much further however if he or I moved. Once you find a teacher that is a good fit you do not mind driving to get there.

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#2714309 - 02/14/18 04:39 PM Re: travel time to your lesson? [Re: Stubbie]  
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Music school is only about a 15 minute drive from my house--non-rush hour trip.

#2714311 - 02/14/18 04:44 PM Re: travel time to your lesson? [Re: Stubbie]  
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I drive about 20 minutes there, more like 25 to get back because it gets to be rush hour. I feel really lucky because my teacher has students who travel long distances (like from other cities) to take lessons with him.


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#2714320 - 02/14/18 05:29 PM Re: travel time to your lesson? [Re: Stubbie]  
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I go to my piano lesson directly after I give one of my own lessons. It’s about a 5 minute walk. To get home takes about 7 minutes - again, walking.
I like this aspect of my small town life!


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#2714341 - 02/14/18 08:32 PM Re: travel time to your lesson? [Re: Stubbie]  
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Actually there was a studio behind my house, I selected the studio based on proximity. My travel time is about 1 minute by foot. Best choice I ever made, the teacher is great. I have been taking for about 4 years. When I first started, I did not know much and what to look for in a teacher. If the studio ever closed I would look for a teacher based on qualifications.


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#2714348 - 02/14/18 09:05 PM Re: travel time to your lesson? [Re: Stubbie]  
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I'm lucky to have a great teacher on the island I live on, so I don't have quite the commute that PianogirlNW has (though I do have the pleasure of taking a ferry to work, which is a thoroughly enjoyable way to commute.) Anyway, it's a 10 minute drive, and traffic isn't really a thing here.


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#2714366 - 02/14/18 09:54 PM Re: travel time to your lesson? [Re: Stubbie]  
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3 days of lessons with an "s" and rehearsal time with my music group in church across town 40m one way. 1 day of instruction with a teacher about 1 1/2h one way. And then 2 separate days of class on piano pedagogy 4h sessions each 25m one way. Takes a lot of time traveling around that can be used for practice at home instead.

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I ride a bike everywhere so it depends on where I’m coming from. If that’s work, my lesson is about 15 minutes away. If home, less than 5. I live in the beating heart of my city though so most of the things I need for life are very close.

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For me it's a grueling three minute commute through a subdivision at break-neck speeds reaching 25 miles per hour. When I get to her home I have to parallel park on the street in front of her house. Oh the humanity! And did I mention the traffic? Why, I must have passed three cars when I was there. wink


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My piano teacher comes to my house. I pay a bit extra to cover his travel expenses, but he doesn't have to come far. I was in two minds about taking on a teacher after so many years of doing for myself, and if I had to travel I probably would not have bothered.

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Wow, a little bit of everything to make it to the lesson!

My 20-minute drive used to include a stretch of freeway and, not infrequently, slowdowns that left me frazzled before I even got to the lesson. Now I take the "back way" and don't have to worry about freeway traffic, but I do have to pay a little more attention to those pesky speed limits on the roads I take. wink


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I drive to my teacher's house (where her studio is located), which is about 25-30 minutes away based on traffic.

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I time-travel 200 years to take lessons from Beethoven. He's kind of a jerk though.


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