Georgina Whitehead’s Blog: Learning a musical instrument – the long haul
It seems to be a myth that some parents and students feel it is suitable to learn a musical instrument ‘as and when’ it suits and a masterpiece will be performed by the student overnight after 2 lessons, a 2 month gap between classes and a extra long holiday.
Learning a musical instrument is not ‘just for Christmas’ it is for life!
No there is no Battersea Dogs home for unwanted music tuition or instruments apart from Oxfam perhaps on James’ Rhodes quest for music instruments in schools.
Parents and students also need to be aware that ‘ad hoc’ lessons hardly helps thier learning or the tutor remain committed to teaching them or putting a roof over a typical musicians head. We don’t live on fresh air or are given a lifetime utility, council tax exemption pass. We have bills to pay too especially when they are boilers, cars to run heating or transport in getting to teach you!
So, a long moan and groan of winter fuel allowances and 15 week christmas holidays is not in mine or most music teachers interest.
Be a committed learner, practise, learn and go.