Apologies in advance. My first post and it's a bit of a rambler.
I've been learning piano since March '09'. I started out on my own, but eventually got a teacher.
My teacher is very nice, but I don't think that they're the right teacher for me.
They have a very laid back approach and I don't feel as though I'm getting much (if anything) out of my lessons.
It's getting increasingly frustrating.
I recently had the chance to work with another teacher for a short time and the difference was startling.
They picked my pieces apart! But in a good way.
We worked on technique, dynamics and timing. They even got me to count the beats, which completely threw me as I'd never done it before (I usually just 'feel' it in my head...if that makes sense...??? )
I got so much out of it and, after seeing this other teacher, I left on a massive high, and I was actually excited about playing again.
I'm guilty of being a chronic non-practiser but, after this, I went away determined to change that and....it hasn't happened.
All my teacher seems to do lately is get me to play one little piece after another with minimal feedback ('Play something...Ok, that was good...Play something else)...and the pieces I can play are ones that I picked on my own and learnt by myself (and most before I even started lessons with them).
It was alot more fun actually having something to work on, and it's made me rethink what I'm doing.
Nothing against the teacher, but I think their approach is too relaxed for me. I'm considering changing (pretty much decided to be honest).
I'm just not sure how to do it.
Should I be honest that their approach just isn't working for me?
Or just tell them that I'm stopping and leave it at that?
I'm probably overthinking this, but I'd hate to hurt their feelings.