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#933995 - 04/26/05 06:10 AM When to Change Teachers?
Grane Offline
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Registered: 02/12/05
Posts: 430
Loc: Greater Miami
Posted this thread in AB forum with little response. Perhaps it belongs here.

We all know it's great when you find a good teacher and you are progressing.

We also know each teacher addresses different aspects. For example, my teacher took lessons for 6 years with a very successful concert pianist who learned in Russia and came here in 1918 -- the experiences and tips have been invaluable.

Question #1: When do you outgrow a teacher?

If you are happy and progressing with the teacher, is there still a reason to change? And if you are progressing, wouldn't there still be other dimensions you could learn from other teachers?

Question # 2: After how many years or levels does it make sense to work with another teacher?

These questions assume there is no problem with the teacher or student working together.

Thanks,
_________________________
2005 Steinway B

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#933996 - 04/27/05 07:07 PM Re: When to Change Teachers?
Rob Mullins Offline
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Registered: 02/10/04
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Loc: LA CA
Hi,
You have outgrown them when you play better than they do and know what they know plus much more. If you need more stimulation, go find it-it will keep you growing.
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Rob Mullins
www.planetmullins.com
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