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Offline toussigo

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« on: August 16, 2021, 10:48:40 PM »
Hello I followed since more then 12 years a piano lesson with a private teacher. With the COVID, I stopped it. I would like to continue but I dont Know the best method, continue with myself,  with a teacher, ..  what the best method ? Thanks

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«Reply #1 on: August 16, 2021, 10:56:57 PM »
My suggestion would be to ask yourself how you will handle without a teacher:
- are you self-disciplined?
- are you able to hear places that need technical work?  If yes, can you identify how to address them?
- are you willing to record yourself so you can hear how the piece flows and whether it needs interpretative work?
- what are your long-term goals?

If you answered no to questions 1 or 2, or 3,  you need a teacher.

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«Reply #2 on: August 16, 2021, 11:38:30 PM »
It really depends. In a similar situation, I would personally take a break and see how much I could accomplish on my own for a few months to assess my current level.

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«Reply #3 on: August 16, 2021, 11:52:18 PM »
I think a good teacher is highly necessary for a great part of the journey.

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«Reply #4 on: August 17, 2021, 12:22:22 AM »
Yes I have good discipline. I can practice each day. My  goals are to be able to play for myself. My issue is about the technic, if I learn only pieces without Technical exercices, is it good ? Maybe I should reserve technical exercices and music pieces .  Thanks

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«Reply #5 on: August 19, 2021, 02:59:44 PM »
Yes I have good discipline. I can practice each day. My  goals are to be able to play for myself. My issue is about the technic, if I learn only pieces without Technical exercices, is it good ? Maybe I should reserve technical exercices and music pieces .  Thanks

Opinions differ in how much exercises vs music you should work on and it depends on your goals. It's common that people suggest that you do both - you can start with 5-15 minutes a day of exercises. There is unfortunately a large risk, since you don't have a teacher, that you won't know how to practice the exercises in a good way and not realize what you are doing wrong and develop bad technical habits.