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Re: Unpopular Opinion : Piano teachers (my honest experience)
dogperson #3025712 09/16/20 04:20 PM
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Oh, pomposity can be self-taught, and often is.
Some are born like that, some self taught and some have it thrust upon them!

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Re: Unpopular Opinion : Piano teachers (my honest experience)
Iaroslav Vasiliev #3025853 09/17/20 02:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Iaroslav Vasiliev
mareg, if you could describe your goals and expectations, I'm sure you would get some helpful info here in this forum regarding your further strategy.
That's wise advice.

Re: Unpopular Opinion : Piano teachers (my honest experience)
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My opinion is 180 degrees. I think a teacher is essential in learning piano (or any other instrument). Practically a teacher is the best way to learn anything. You learn the proper way, you get corrected all the time, and you learn much faster, because you don't have to go wild-goose chasing on the internet for "the best tutorial/course/teacher".


Finding the right teacher is another thing, especially if you have some special preferences or expectations. I don't have any new age ideas about piano so I just go with what the teacher recommends, that includes Hanon/Czerny and other stuff people hate. Teach me the way you've been taught, it obviously works. I didn't express any expectations when I started, because I really had no idea if I could learn anything. Over time I brought my own pieces apart from her recommended pieces, everything goes well and at a reasonable pace.

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mareg #3025921 09/17/20 07:55 AM
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This was a scary thread. Just got me a piano teacher myself. Had a couple as young.
1 (my first) wad great
2nd was probably ok but extremly bad with kids.
3d good with kids but i made no progress what so ever.
4th really good.


So it shifted. But now as an adult i am going to pay for it myself. Ot my parents or the goverment (kommunala musikskolan) in sweden so going to meet my new teacher I have ambition on what i want to play and what i want help with
If the teacher dont agree. I might be an idiot - when leaving and not listening. But I figure its my money to be an idiot with.

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Originally Posted by Flygbladet
This was a scary thread. Just got me a piano teacher myself. Had a couple as young.
1 (my first) wad great
2nd was probably ok but extremly bad with kids.
3d good with kids but i made no progress what so ever.
4th really good.


So it shifted. But now as an adult i am going to pay for it myself. Ot my parents or the goverment (kommunala musikskolan) in sweden so going to meet my new teacher I have ambition on what i want to play and what i want help with
If the teacher dont agree. I might be an idiot - when leaving and not listening. But I figure its my money to be an idiot with.
I agree. The bad part is not having a student who wants to learn specific things, it's one that wants to dictate how they should get there. I don't mean they shouldn't have any input - I always ask students if they like a particular piece - it's just sometimes they need to learn a particular skill and the perfect piece for that might not be their favorite.


private piano/voice teacher FT

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