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Inevitable progress #2920933 12/08/19 11:50 AM
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I had played for quite a while without any teacher feedback, and when I finally got teacher feedback on a video I had submitted, the teacher insisted I start with the Beginners' course, lesson one. This was not easy for me to accept, but I did as she told me. There were several hurdles in this Beginners' course - I remember particularly a technique that my teacher calls the push-wrist and that I thought was impossible to learn. I sometimes doubted if I would succeed in getting a pass on all eight mandatory lessons in this Beginners' course and I felt envious of other students, who had done this course and happily chose whatever they felt like from the Intermediate course.

It is now more than half a year ago since I passed the Beginners' course. Since then, I have played pieces from the Intermediate course level 1, and today I submitted my first level 2 piece. And I realise - the beginners' hurdles are definitely past! I now longer have any doubt that I will be able to learn to play the piano - because, yes, I know now, I can learn this.

In front of me now are years of inevitable progress, as long as I continue to practise diligently, of course. Certainly, there will be minor hurdles on the way, and I may feel at times that nothing is happening, but even when that happens, I know now that it is part of the process. Fortunately, I am a slow progressor, so it will be many years before I'll reach the final limit of what I can learn. smile


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Re: Inevitable progress [Re: Animisha] #2920942 12/08/19 12:27 PM
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Fantastic. 🎵🎂🍾

I like how you have made being a slow progressor a positive by providing more time to enjoy the journey. I am bit slow myself so I like this.

Re: Inevitable progress [Re: Animisha] #2920945 12/08/19 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Animisha
I had played for quite a while without any teacher feedback, and when I finally got teacher feedback on a video I had submitted, the teacher insisted I start with the Beginners' course, lesson one. This was not easy for me to accept, but I did as she told me. There were several hurdles in this Beginners' course - I remember particularly a technique that my teacher calls the push-wrist and that I thought was impossible to learn. I sometimes doubted if I would succeed in getting a pass on all eight mandatory lessons in this Beginners' course and I felt envious of other students, who had done this course and happily chose whatever they felt like from the Intermediate course.

It is now more than half a year ago since I passed the Beginners' course. Since then, I have played pieces from the Intermediate course level 1, and today I submitted my first level 2 piece. And I realise - the beginners' hurdles are definitely past! I now longer have any doubt that I will be able to learn to play the piano - because, yes, I know now, I can learn this.

In front of me now are years of inevitable progress, as long as I continue to practise diligently, of course. Certainly, there will be minor hurdles on the way, and I may feel at times that nothing is happening, but even when that happens, I know now that it is part of the process. Fortunately, I am a slow progressor, so it will be many years before I'll reach the final limit of what I can learn. smile




Which of your two courses did you submit the video to?



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Re: Inevitable progress [Re: NobleHouse] #2920956 12/08/19 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by NobleHouse
Which of your two courses did you submit the video to?

This was ArtistWorks, with Christie Peery.


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Re: Inevitable progress [Re: Animisha] #2920976 12/08/19 01:50 PM
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That sounds amazing. When I began with my current teacher, we had to go back to some basics, but it was worth it. Getting those fundamentals right is important. Keep it up!


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Re: Inevitable progress [Re: KevinM] #2920987 12/08/19 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by KevinM
Fantastic. 🎵🎂🍾

I like how you have made being a slow progressor a positive by providing more time to enjoy the journey. I am bit slow myself so I like this.


Yes Kevin, it is such an enjoyable journey, so why rush through it?


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Re: Inevitable progress [Re: Animisha] #2921024 12/08/19 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Animisha
Originally Posted by NobleHouse
Which of your two courses did you submit the video to?

This was ArtistWorks, with Christie Peery.



How do you like her style of feedback?



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Originally Posted by Animisha
I had played for quite a while without any teacher feedback, and when I finally got teacher feedback on a video I had submitted, the teacher insisted I start with the Beginners' course, lesson one. This was not easy for me to accept, but I did as she told me. There were several hurdles in this Beginners' course - I remember particularly a technique that my teacher calls the push-wrist and that I thought was impossible to learn. I sometimes doubted if I would succeed in getting a pass on all eight mandatory lessons in this Beginners' course and I felt envious of other students, who had done this course and happily chose whatever they felt like from the Intermediate course.

It is now more than half a year ago since I passed the Beginners' course. Since then, I have played pieces from the Intermediate course level 1, and today I submitted my first level 2 piece. And I realise - the beginners' hurdles are definitely past! I now longer have any doubt that I will be able to learn to play the piano - because, yes, I know now, I can learn this.

In front of me now are years of inevitable progress, as long as I continue to practise diligently, of course. Certainly, there will be minor hurdles on the way, and I may feel at times that nothing is happening, but even when that happens, I know now that it is part of the process. Fortunately, I am a slow progressor, so it will be many years before I'll reach the final limit of what I can learn. smile

So proud of you!!! 🤩


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Originally Posted by Animisha
I had played for quite a while without any teacher feedback, and when I finally got teacher feedback on a video I had submitted, the teacher insisted I start with the Beginners' course, lesson one. This was not easy for me to accept, but I did as she told me......
Didn't have to read further than this to know that you'd make a success of it! Not so much blind obedience to a teacher, but that you were willing to step back and make the necessary changes. thumb


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congratulations, just being able to see the bigger picture and stick with it day by day is something not everyone can do. A slow systematic approach will take you far, perhaps even farther than you think.


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Re: Inevitable progress [Re: NobleHouse] #2921328 12/09/19 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by NobleHouse
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Originally Posted by NobleHouse
Which of your two courses did you submit the video to?

This was ArtistWorks, with Christie Peery.



How do you like her style of feedback?

Hi NobleHouse,

I learned very much from Christie, also because for about half a year, she was the only teacher who gave me feedback. Sometimes she wrote down her feedback, once she referred to other videos, and several times she made a video for me. The quality of her feedback has been good. But no, I am personally not so happy with her style of feedback. It is not just feedback - she wants her students to "certify". If you send a video, and it gets approved immediately, you get certified "high honors", if you get it appproved after your second submission, it is "honors", and after that, just certified. Now this is not my preferred style. It is the feedback I am interested in, not certification and high honors - even though, I have to admit, it certainly looks nice when you see "Certified High Honors" underneath your video. Still, this certification system naturally makes me feel that I always have to play as if it is an audition, and I am not fond of that. Yes, if you have a problem with something, it is possible to make a video of your problem and send it to her, knowing perfectly well it won't be certified, but once the problem is solved, you're supposed to send a proper video.

Yuko at PCA has a more gentle style. It is more feedback in the true sense of the word. Yes, sometimes she asks people to submit a piece again - I always do this after I got important feedback, but there is not a word about certification. Sometimes she writes, let's move on to the next piece, and then you move on. I also feel with Yuko that she keeps more track of my development. But that may also be because she is new as a feedback teacher, whereas Christie has given feedback for many years now, to many people.

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Re: Inevitable progress [Re: Animisha] #2921443 12/09/19 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Animisha
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Originally Posted by NobleHouse
Which of your two courses did you submit the video to?

This was ArtistWorks, with Christie Peery.



How do you like her style of feedback?

Hi NobleHouse,

I learned very much from Christie, also because for about half a year, she was the only teacher who gave me feedback. Sometimes she wrote down her feedback, once she referred to other videos, and several times she made a video for me. The quality of her feedback has been good. But no, I am personally not so happy with her style of feedback. It is not just feedback - she wants her students to "certify". If you send a video, and it gets approved immediately, you get certified "high honors", if you get it appproved after your second submission, it is "honors", and after that, just certified. Now this is not my preferred style. It is the feedback I am interested in, not certification and high honors - even though, I have to admit, it certainly looks nice when you see "Certified High Honors" underneath your video. Still, this certification system naturally makes me feel that I always have to play as if it is an audition, and I am not fond of that. Yes, if you have a problem with something, it is possible to make a video of your problem and send it to her, knowing perfectly well it won't be certified, but once the problem is solved, you're supposed to send a proper video.

Yuko at PCA has a more gentle style. It is more feedback in the true sense of the word. Yes, sometimes she asks people to submit a piece again - I always do this after I got important feedback, but there is not a word about certification. Sometimes she writes, let's move on to the next piece, and then you move on. I also feel with Yuko that she keeps more track of my development. But that may also be because she is new as a feedback teacher, whereas Christie has given feedback for many years now, to many people.



Thank you so much for the feedback. It is extremely helpful to me!



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