This is a cross post...I originally posted on the adult beginner's forum, and thought it might be good to post in a place where more teachers might reply, too.
I'm finally going to pursue the life long goal of taking piano lessons. I'm now 32, and have wanted to take lessons since I was in elementary school.
I played alto and tenor saxophone from 5th grade through high school, then played recreationally on occasion during college, and haven't played sax for about 5-10 years. My point is that I can read music designed for a single note instrument. I also find it helpful at church to have the hymnal out with the music even if the words are printed in the bulletin.
Anyway....enough background information.
I'm wondering how often I should meet with a teacher to take lessons. Once a week, once every couple of weeks, once a month?
I recall from playing saxophone that once bad habits are learned that they're harder to correct, which is why I'm trying to resist the tempation to not take lessons, and just by a method boo, and have at it. I'm also thinking that once per week could be a lot for the pocketbook to bare.
Thoughts on how to approach this for someone with the level of musical background that I have?
The pessimist complains about the wind, the optimist expects it to change, the realist adjusts the sail.
-- William Arthur Ward