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!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
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 Accessories
* 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
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
(ads P/S)

Petrof Pianos

#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. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17786
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 
What's Hot!!
8 Live Ragtime Piano Players on the Cape!
-------------------
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Hammond Repair?
by tjbron
10/22/14 11:49 AM
Sight-reading books or resources for a beginner?
by Giancarlo Robles
10/22/14 10:52 AM
Typical % markup on price dealer pays for a piano
by pianoloverus
10/22/14 10:24 AM
calling all users of Ivory II American D
by dire tonic
10/22/14 08:29 AM
Staying in one position for too long - tension
by DeadPoets
10/22/14 06:07 AM
Who's Online
146 registered (Almaviva, 36251, anamnesis, ajames, AndresD, anotherscott, 39 invisible), 1700 Guests and 16 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
76613 Members
42 Forums
158413 Topics
2326353 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
(ads by Google)

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 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission