I had a flute lesson with my teacher today and she said that after my upcoming grade 6 exam, she doesn't feel she can teach me anymore. She feels (as a fellow uni student, a little above grade 8 standard) that she has nothing left to offer me, that I could easily progress straight onto grade 8 and that she doesn't want to take my money anymore.
Thus, I need to find myself a new teacher. So, a few questions:
1) Can anybody recommend a good teacher in the Colchester area? (I don't drive).
2) What should I look for in a new teacher who can hopefully take me well above grade 8?
3) How can I find a teacher who will suit my needs; I don't want to give up my lovely current teacher only to find that I don't get any further with a new one.
Although I feel very flattered and pleased by my current teacher's observations, it saddens me; I really, really enjoy my lessons with her and we make a good teacher-pupil pair!