For those who have private music lessons, I was just wondering how you spend the time? I had a private violin lesson on Saturday for an hour (it was a free trial with a new teacher) and I got so bored. We spent 45 minutes playing the same piece of music over and over again, trying to perfect it. Then the teacher spent the rest of the time doing bowing exercises with me. It's not that I find it too easy, I did learn a lot but I get bored easily and feel like it wasn't time well spent.
Previously I had lessons once a month and I told my teacher what I wanted to learn, so it was more of a question and answer session. But now I'm looking for a new teacher and I want more regular lessons i.e. every fortnight. I want the teacher to direct me and help me to progress. What is the structure of a typical lesson?
Thinking about my lesson, I think the teacher must have been bored as well! I think I'll try another violin teacher.