My teacher (I'm new to Sax) would rather give me lessons for 45 minutes rather than 30 minutes. He claims that the 30 min. just goes by too fast. I tend to agree with him. He knows best! What do all of you think? Thanks
Re: Length of Lessons 01:09 on Wednesday, December 28, 2011
I find 30 minutes EXTREMELY short. You usually waste about 10 minutes each lesson to setting up and packing up and 5 minutes are to talk about like your upcoming concerts, auditions, etc... then you are left with 15 minutes of actual instruction.
I go 1hr with my teacher so he can teach me some theory as well and just answer some theory questions I have (I'm relatively a beginner).
Re: Length of Lessons 18:45 on Thursday, December 29, 2011
I seldom do less than 45 minutes with my students, if even that little.
For me to spot check your daily exercises will take 5 -10 minutes. To review your assigned etudes (just have you play through) will take 10 - 12 minutes. To review part of a solo piece you are playing is another 5 to 10 minutes. So now we are already at 20 to 32 minutes and I haven't said anything about your playing, I haven't discussed good points or bad point, I haven't discussed concepts or theory, I haven't discussed your new assignment or gone over your school music.
So I'm all for a 45 minute lesson (or more).
Re: Length of Lessons 13:10 on Saturday, January 28, 2012
If you play the clarinet, trumpet or trombone, alto saxophone or tenor saxophone you can purchase and download the accompaniment part for your instrument.
Full version of the party and the accompaniment are in a RAR format.