Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
160 registered (36251, accordeur, anamnesis, alans, AmandaH, 48 invisible), 1665 Guests and 10 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Topic Options
#1105234 - 02/23/06 08:33 AM 2 teachers better than 1?
LeahG Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/02/05
Posts: 168
What are your thoughts about having two piano teachers? I currently see my teacher every other week, and while I like her and am learning certain aspects of piano, I feel that (understandably) she can not offer me everything. I'm wondering if finding a second teacher, who offers different benefits, would help me progress more? (I'm feeling a bit stuck...)
_________________________

Top
(ad) Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1105235 - 02/23/06 09:36 AM Re: 2 teachers better than 1?
Crypto Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/14/06
Posts: 69
Loc: Indiana
It sounds like you may need a new teacher, but do not want to hurt the feelings of the first teacher. What do you think is missing from the first teacher that you would like to see in another teacher?

-Jason

Top
#1105236 - 02/23/06 09:44 AM Re: 2 teachers better than 1?
Hobie Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/11/05
Posts: 475
Loc: Rocky Mountains
Rugrag

Sure, why not? If you are meeting with your current teacher once a week, then arrange the other lesson to be on the opposite weekly schedule.
_________________________
"Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others." Groucho Marx

Top
#1105237 - 02/23/06 10:02 AM Re: 2 teachers better than 1?
pianojazz Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/10/06
Posts: 359
Loc: dearborn, mi
rugrag - I think it depends on your level of achievement. If you're a beginner, and if you believe your teacher is at least reasonably qualified, I'd say stay with one teacher until you're at least at an intermediate level - say working on the two-part inventions and/or perhaps the Chopin waltzes. After that, I believe its benificial for any student to branch out and get more perspective.
_________________________
www.myspace.com/michaelbreenpiano

Top
#1105238 - 02/23/06 01:19 PM Re: 2 teachers better than 1?
signa Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/06/04
Posts: 8483
Loc: Ohio, USA
if your current teacher cannot teach you more at more advanced level, maybe it's time for you to get a new teacher who could do that. some teachers are only good till you reach a certain level.

Top
#1105239 - 02/23/06 02:45 PM Re: 2 teachers better than 1?
Monica K. Online   blank

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17909
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
I think having two teachers would work best if they were concentrating on different types of music or aspects of playing. E.g., if you had one teacher who worked with you on classical but you were so inspired by the recital you wanted to learn how to play by ear, then you could pick up a teacher to work with you on playing by ear. Or maybe you want one teacher to work on technique issues (scales, music theory) and the other to work on perfecting musical expression.

If you feel you are not progressing as fast as you'd like, it may be because the biweekly lessons aren't enough. If you like this teacher you could suggest changing to weekly; if you think maybe she just has limitations, I agree with Jason and signa that maybe you need a different teacher.
_________________________
Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

Top

Moderator:  BB Player, casinitaly 
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
Back to School Music SALE!
Save 10% in our online store
.
Just enter SAVE10 in the coupon box during checkout. *
And YES, you can save 10% AND still get free shipping on Jansen Artist benches!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
* Sale does not apply to advertising, how old requests, or any non-tangible items. Can not be combined with any other promotions. Ends August 31, 2015
(ad) Teaching Children Music
Teaching Music to Children
(ad) Yamaha Stage Pianos
Yamaha CP4 & CP40 Stage Pianos
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
Wessell Nickel & Gross
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Does a silent system harm the acoustic action (Kawai)?
by danielp11
08/31/15 01:32 PM
Nonprofit Steinway project update! (with audio sample)
by TwoSnowflakes
08/31/15 01:18 PM
1986 Steinway K
by Sketches
08/31/15 12:39 PM
ALESIS CODA PRO?
by sus4
08/31/15 12:23 PM
Kawai RHII vs RHIII actions
by bitnick
08/31/15 11:51 AM
What's Hot!!
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Forum Stats
80,579 Registered Members
44 Forums
166,565 Topics
2,440,747 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission