Has anyone got any advice on what to do when you go to a new teacher?
Do you take music you know you can play well and easily (so it doesn't collapse under nerves) or things you can generally play (but may collapse under massive nerves)?
Also, if you've never taken any grades before but worked on the pieces of, say, grade 4 with a teacher a while ago, would you take those or would that seem a bit... presumptuous (sp?)? (Assuming you can still play them)
(I've never really been nervous but I do get panic attacks so I don't want to fall to pieces while playing a piece and the new teacher think I've over-estimated my ability when it's just nerves).
My old teacher was so laid back he was almost horizontal (but a very very good teacher) so I just took the books in, whatever I bought and we'd play it (including the grade 4 book...... )