After returning to piano lessons following a 40 year gap - I am having a wonderful time; really enjoying my lessons and giving practice time prime importance. So I am making much more progress than I did as a teenager. I am learning pieces that are in the grade 5/6 lists. I have no intention of taking any exams but I do wonder if I would benefit from learning theory in additon to my piano lessons. My teacher is telling me all the technical things I need to know in relation to the piece I am learning at any one time, and is so knowledgable that I am picking up a lot as I go along. I do a certain amount of reading but without any formal plan, and I go to a lot of concerts.
BUT - I don't know what I don't know. Would learning theory improve my overall enjoyment of music (this is my main criterion) or help with my playing (I only play Bach at the moment - will try other composers when I have run of new pieces or get bored, but I might be in the coffin before that happens!). If you think there is a benefit should I go to a class (say starting in the autumn) or get one-to-one teaching?