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Dont want to take any more grades but playing for enjoyment. i want to make progress so that I can tackle more. Difficult pieces and have some knowledge of music theory. In truth I find the lessons a bit dull as the theory stuff at the moment seems quite abstract don't know whether its the teachers explaination but I just love being able to play music. I had a really good piano teacher before who was also a properly trained teacher and incredibly patient and inspiring. my current one is a muscian who teaches music as a sideline and I think That makes a difference.
Hi mumzy! I went back to piano lessons last year and did Grade 3 in June. Am currently working towards Grade 4 for Feb and according to my teacher could be ready to sit Grade 5 in June. I was super diligent last year, but have found myself busier this year. I will always manage to squeeze in 2x30 mins and maybe 1x 45 mins practising but it really isn't enough when you consider pieces, scales, theory book that I am way behind on! But I like my teacher and she motivates me very well. I don't always do all the 'homework' she gives me, but without the weekly lesson I would not achieve as much. I wouldn't have as much discipline left to my own devices.....
It's not that you don't have the time to practice (or are you really that busy that you can't spare 20min/day?). It's a motivation thing.
At the moment you tell yourself that the time would be better spent practicing at home rather than driving to your teacher and paying for her to listen to you practice. If you get rid of your teacher you will merely find an excuse not to practice during that time slot.
I am the same way and I see myself in you. Hence the 'wisdom'
Hi I've been learning the piano for about a year and got up to grade 2 however time issues ave meant I can't practise as regularly as my teacher would like and I'm beginning to find I'm practising during the lessons rather than learning anything new. I really enjoy playing the piano and want to know if its possible to teach yourself up to grade 5. I just want to be able to do it in my own time without the pressure every week.