I've just started a postgraduate course at the Royal College in London, coming straight from university but I'm feeling so overwhelmed by it all. Even though I'm only part-time, I'm struggling to fit in my recommended 4 hours of practice, umpteen lectures, rehearsing in loads of chamber ensembles and then working to help pay for it all. Plus my new teacher has basically told me to completely change my technique and is trying to get me to play pieces I played when I was at school! I'm nowhere near up to standard!
The point is, has anyone else been in this situation or taken a year out in between uni and music college? I'm very much considering deferring till next september to give me a little time to develop, earn money and just help me mature. I know I'm so lucky to have been given this opportunity in the first place but I'm feeling so overwhlmed at the moment that I'm not enjoying it as much as I know i should and can be!
Sorry to have ranted, I was just wondering what teachers/students/parents thought about this. No worries though, this is a big decision so I'm not going to foolishly rush into anything!