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#1604072 - 01/23/11 07:41 PM Had 2nd lesson Friday
dlr Offline
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Registered: 05/23/10
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Loc: Michigan
It's Sunday, and I was going to post how my 2nd lesson went Friday. However, I got busy and forgot.

I'm thrilled to say that it was as awesome as the first lesson. I told her I've only worked on scales and arpeggios in 2 octaves, so right away she's having me do them in 4 octaves. Not a big deal, but a change I welcome. The thumb passing under is much smoother already. I never noticed what a break there is when I passed the thumb under. It's not huge, but it's noticeable. The exact thing I need a teacher for!
I cracked 2 ribs coughing last week (asthmatic bronchitis), so she suggested that I not sit at the piano for more than 15 minutes at a time. Take a 5 minute break, then return to practice. Sitting is the most painful activity right now. I've finished my course of medications, except for occasional use of the inhaler.
She's taking a vacation in February, and will be gone for 10 days, which includes 2 of my lessons. She said she plans on scheduling extra lessons to make up for those two.
I guess I'd have to say she's the teacher I've dreamed of, and is worth the wait (and yeah, I waited pretty impatiently!). I supposed I'm actually pretty lucky. I searched for several months, and some people never find a teacher they really click with. In retrospect, I'm glad I didn't find a teacher sooner, or I would have missed this opportunity.
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#1604076 - 01/23/11 07:43 PM Re: Had 2nd lesson Friday [Re: dlr]
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I love success stories. She sounds good.I'm glad it's working out for you.

Cathy
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#1604091 - 01/23/11 08:10 PM Re: Had 2nd lesson Friday [Re: dlr]
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Exellent. Two good lessons in a row is quite an accomplishment. Mine are much more sporadically distributed laugh (largely because of my lack of talent!).
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#1604333 - 01/24/11 02:32 AM Re: Had 2nd lesson Friday [Re: GlassLove]
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Originally Posted By: GlassLove
Exellent. Two good lessons in a row is quite an accomplishment. Mine are much more sporadically distributed laugh (largely because of my lack of talent!).


Well, Glasslove, I don't know how "talented" any of us are - but you know, at this point of our piano adventure dedication and determination count for a lot, and you've got both of those in spades!

Dlr - I'm delighted for you! Sounds like you've got a real gem for a teacher!
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Everything's too hard until you make it easy. Follow your teacher's instructions and practice wisely/much, and you'll soon wonder how you ever found it hard ;)-BobPickle
Performance anxiety: make it part of your daily routine and deal with it...Cope! zrtf90

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#1604458 - 01/24/11 09:44 AM Re: Had 2nd lesson Friday [Re: dlr]
jotur Offline
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Registered: 09/16/06
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Loc: Santa Fe, NM
Well, I didn't mean to overlook the fact that you cracked two ribs! I cracked some ribs falling off a horse several years ago - kind of painful for awhile frown How cool that your teacher understands it and suggests ways to work with it. A gem. Hope you're better.

Cathy
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