I've finally decided to take the plunge and do Grade 8 Piano.
I had lessons as a child and whilst at university so I am not self taught, but have not had a piano lessonsince 1991.
I teach Piano to Grade 5 and am very strict on technique. I also perform as a concert soprano, and having studied music to degree level, again am methodical over interpretation.
The question is should I teach myself (I got very frustrated with myself when I couln't follow my own advice for playing scales) or start having the occasional lesson.
I already know which pieces a) suit me and that I like.
They are the J S Bach , J C Bach and Liszt.
Is it my imagination are is the sylaabus easier than it was when I was in the sixth form 1985-87?
I have grade 8s in Singing and Oboe and have done the Aural tests before. As a singing teacher I am always sightreading music, so it is not as if there is lack of practice there.
Do I rely on my own inate self-critical attitude (honed after many years of private practice) or get lessons.