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)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
160 registered (accordeur, AlexHerrmann, 36251, alwatson, aliash, agraffe, 35 invisible), 1431 Guests and 3 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
Topic Options
#1604072 - 01/23/11 07:41 PM Had 2nd lesson Friday
dlr Offline
Full Member

Registered: 05/23/10
Posts: 139
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.
_________________________
Denise

Take my hand, let me stand where no one stands alone

Top
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1604076 - 01/23/11 07:43 PM Re: Had 2nd lesson Friday [Re: dlr]
jotur Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/16/06
Posts: 6277
Loc: Santa Fe, NM
I love success stories. She sounds good.I'm glad it's working out for you.

Cathy
_________________________
Cathy

Practice like you are the worst; play like you are the best - anonymous

Top
#1604091 - 01/23/11 08:10 PM Re: Had 2nd lesson Friday [Re: dlr]
GlassLove Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/22/10
Posts: 769
Loc: Michigan
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!).
_________________________
Christine











Top
#1604333 - 01/24/11 02:32 AM Re: Had 2nd lesson Friday [Re: GlassLove]
casinitaly Offline


Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 6164
Loc: Italy
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!
_________________________

XVIII-XLII
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

Top
#1604458 - 01/24/11 09:44 AM Re: Had 2nd lesson Friday [Re: dlr]
jotur Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/16/06
Posts: 6277
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
_________________________
Cathy

Practice like you are the worst; play like you are the best - anonymous

Top

Moderator:  BB Player, casinitaly 
What's Hot!!
Why It's Impossible to Tune a Piano!
aka, why you should be nice to your tuner.
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad)
Hammond A100 for Sale!
PRICE DROPPED!
(Think B3)
Hammond A100 for sale!
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad 125)
Sweetwater $55,000 Giveaway
Sweetwater $55,000 Mic Locker Giveaway
(ads)
PD - WNG - MH
Wessell Nickel & Gross
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Elton John's run
by Visalia
05/31/16 08:45 AM
Poll: Chopin Vs Liszt?
by Andrei Anghel
05/31/16 04:19 AM
Joyce Hatto
by PhilipInChina
05/31/16 02:53 AM
Why are scale fingerings important?
by marimorimo
05/31/16 02:53 AM
Normal Sound decay vs. Ringing...how to differentiate?
by Ludwig016
05/30/16 07:44 PM
Forum Stats
83,826 Registered Members
44 Forums
173,041 Topics
2,529,500 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

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 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission