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Offline thierry13

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Conservatory or teacher??
on: August 12, 2004, 04:15:40 AM
This summer, i went to a musical camp not in piano,but there was a piano. A night, i played, and a girl that played for about 10 years came and said that after one year we were at the same level. Of course she's better than me, but that's not the point. She said that i should go to the conservatory, because i would be chosed right now. But i love my teacher, and she's REALLY a great teacher. She's preparing me to go to the university and all the stuff ... but what would be better, keep my teacher and go to university, or only go to the conservatory(i want to become pianist). By the way I just had 15 years old(maybe it can make a difference in the choice).

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Re: Conservatory or teacher??
Reply #1 on: August 12, 2004, 06:19:25 AM
Any Idea which conservatory you could attempt?
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Re: Conservatory or teacher??
Reply #2 on: August 12, 2004, 07:53:30 AM
Yeah, Montréal one ( the nearest of my house).

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Re: Conservatory or teacher??
Reply #3 on: August 12, 2004, 07:08:11 PM
Please someone answer i've got a real dilemna here.

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Re: Conservatory or teacher??
Reply #4 on: August 12, 2004, 08:32:16 PM
I live in Montreal too.  8)

Conservatoire de montréal

You can have both. Le conservatoire is free and you could have a private teacher.
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Re: Conservatory or teacher??
Reply #5 on: August 13, 2004, 02:55:59 AM
In a conservatory, you will be exposed to many new things that you will never experience with the teacher.  Some general ones are:
different pianos
different teachers
different students
different environment

There is no reason not to stay with your teacher and go to a conservatory but you should consider going.

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Re: Conservatory or teacher??
Reply #6 on: August 13, 2004, 12:56:46 PM
Conservatory is free!!  ;D
Now i WILL go to montréal conservatory. I tought it was like 200 $ a year.

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Re: Conservatory or teacher??
Reply #7 on: August 13, 2004, 01:36:10 PM
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Conservatory is free!!  ;D
Now i WILL go to montréal conservatory. I tought it was like 200 $ a year.


$200 a YEAR???? OMG that's NOTHING!!that's like let's go to school for free my god if the con in sydney was that cheap i would audition there just for the fun of it cos there's no way in hell i'd get it but WOW i cannot get over that are you serious?!
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Re: Conservatory or teacher??
Reply #8 on: August 13, 2004, 07:47:09 PM
I actually know this is nothing, but my parents just paid me a load of new things ( this summer camp 700$, a new digital piano,1000 $, and i have allready another teacher). But yeah 200 per year is real cheap... that is, if it's not free like they said!

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Re: Conservatory or teacher??
Reply #9 on: August 13, 2004, 09:04:10 PM
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$200 a YEAR???? OMG that's NOTHING!!that's like let's go to school for free my god if the con in sydney was that cheap i would audition there just for the fun of it cos there's no way in hell i'd get it but WOW i cannot get over that are you serious?!



200$ is the inscription fees. Public school system yippee.  You pay around 200$ mostly for you books and sheet music I bellieve. I think It's really cheap. If I could I would attend le Conservatoire.
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Re: Conservatory or teacher??
Reply #10 on: August 14, 2004, 12:05:21 AM
Why can't you??

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Re: Conservatory or teacher??
Reply #11 on: August 14, 2004, 12:28:05 AM
;D Because I din't reach the level yet. I am a beginner :-[
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Re: Conservatory or teacher??
Reply #12 on: August 14, 2004, 01:01:35 AM
I'm a begginer too, but hey if you really want you can enter conservatory. Depending on your age tough. If you're 13-14 and more, just try and do the pieces that you really love, but that you THINK they are too hard. A little practice, and i'm sure you can make a big jump in one year!

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Re: Conservatory or teacher??
Reply #13 on: August 14, 2004, 02:57:15 AM
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Conservatory is free!!  ;D
Now i WILL go to montréal conservatory. I tought it was like 200 $ a year.

hahahaha...  OH NO $200 A YEAR!?  The university im going to in a couple weeks is $32,000 a year... ;)

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Re: Conservatory or teacher??
Reply #14 on: August 14, 2004, 03:05:24 AM
I know it's really cheap. This is really small, same if i continue with my private teacher. But knowing my parents, i'm sure they wouldnt be okay with this  ;D. Stuff like: Ho, you allready have a teacher that's REALLY enough!(they don't know what they're talking about)

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Re: Conservatory or teacher??
Reply #15 on: August 16, 2004, 08:00:35 AM
Yes, I think it's great to go to a conservatory and keep your private teacher. That's what I'm doing!
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