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emmaaaa
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:56 pm    Post subject: Lesson with a professor Reply with quote

So I have a scheduled lesson with a professor at a college that I am looking at while shopping for schools. Quite honestly the only music I have to bring is a few audition etudes that I've been working on... is this acceptable? Also, what should I expect to go on at this lesson and what are some questions I should be asking? Thanks
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JayKosta
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

questions to ask:

1) who is likely to be actually teaching the private / studio lessons? For your 1st year, 2nd, etc.
2) what college performance groups are available to join.
3) what other performance groups are in the area.
4) access to practice rooms - times, days, sign-up procedure, etc.
5) does the school have a 'study path' towards your professional playing goals.
6) what would a weekly lesson schedule be - days / duration.

As for the 'lesson' with the professor, perhaps choose a piece with some sections that you can play well, and other sections that could benefit from some actual 'teaching' of 'mechanics' that you don't KNOW how to do.

Jay
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