Friday, February 11, 2011

The Next Phase? (aka the End of another Era)

I was speaking to A’s guitar teacher, KR, who we love, and she felt that she’d taught all she could to A, and that maybe she would benefit from a serious teacher to take her to the next level. We both have mixed feelings about this, because A really enjoys her lessons with KR, and we love hanging out with her, because it always involves good conversation, along with tea and treats.

Then again, that’s because she’s our friend and we have fun hanging out. It’s true that the lessons are relaxed, and no doubt that A’s learned a lot, but as I’ve mentioned in the past, A would benefit from a little more sweat and challenge, not to mention structure.

So, we have begun the process of finding a new guitar teacher, with KR’s blessing, of course. She also said she’d look into the matter. Our friend WWA at work started taking mandolin lessons with this guy in the big city, and she said he was good and also taught guitar. We got his name and contacted him, and he was nice and had some openings.

The funny thing is, when I later spoke with KR, she said she talked to DC and he recommended this same person. Wow, I love when that happens. Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs...

We’ve arranged to have an initial lesson, and it should be interesting. I mentioned it to A, and I’m sure she has mixed feelings. She loves KR, and they are good together, but again, it’s more about having fun, whereas this could be an interesting experience. I feel the same way with piano, but more on that later.

Until then, thanks for reading, and thanks to uyo14 for the pic.

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