Sometimes You Just Have To Move On
I’m talking about from a teacher, not trying to get into hot water! Sometimes you have gone as far as you can with that one and you need to move on to another one who’s level is greater than your current one.
While there is nothing wrong with being an entry level teacher and most often than not it’s best to know where you fit in. you want to take instruction from someone who will push you and will be further on than you are currently.
So how do you know when it’s time?
Lessons cover the same things. Even though you have mastered them, the teacher keep going over the same things as they do not have a clear idea of what to teach you or what are some of the points they can expand upon to give you a greater understanding of the guitar and help you to progress in your application of what you know. Clearly, what I’m not saying is if you have covered say a song for months because of your lack of work you have the problem, not the teacher.
You’re left more confused than before you entered. Now unless you don’t listen or ask question, each lesson you have with your teacher should give you at least one new idea or concept you can use today even if it’s just a piece of theory which clears up some confusion. Sometimes you won’t get it, simple. Sometimes you have to discuss ideas and concepts a few times before you get them but if you don’t have a teacher who can explain each idea in a few different ways, then it’s time to move on.
You’re just not excited any more. Practice time? It’s out the window, can’t be bothered. It may be worth a change just to re-ignite your passion. If you are going to get good at something you need to be excited about it. You are more likely to stick with it if you do.