I've been learning piano for 9 years (7 with the one teacher, 2 before that on my own just having a go).
I'm thinking about what goals I should have for the year, and am thinking about my musical development and feeling it is all very "steps and stairs": I'm a great memoriser so the sight reading level is a very long way behind my repertoire level, I am starting to compose (the intuitive method) but improvisation and harmony theory seem strange and difficult, performance skills are OK in private family situations and are slowly improving but still dodgy, and so on.
I work full time and piano is a very different activity which gives me blessed relief from everything else I have to do.
Should I concentrate on the sight reading which means not learning new substantial repertoire and so having less to play in private concerts to family? How much of my precious practice time should be devoted to composition instead?
While I know that ultimately only I can answer these questions, I'm interested to hear if others have their various musical skills at such different levels to each other and how this was managed or even if it doesn't matter!! (except I'm sure it does) I can't help feeling if I could (sight) read better everything else would be easier as well........... and the composition is wonderfully creative and challenging.....
looking forward to hearing from you all