How to waste a perfectly good instrument lesson

Posted on May 5, 2007

Mental note: don’t ever, ever go to the sax lesson (or any other instrument’s lesson for that matter) without having practiced a least a bit previously.

It is such a waste of both time and money!

It’s been really hard to find the time to practice, that’s for sure, but last night’s lesson was a (not so) gentle reminder of something I learned a long time ago about going to the lesson unprepared.

Actually, now that I think about it, I’ve been through this time and again since I was pretty young. I’ve “learned” this with the flute lessons, the guitar lessons, choir practice, piano lessons and now I’m doing it again with the saxophone lessons.

Maybe I’m just a bit thick… … Naah, I guess I’m just an optimist at heart!

Anyway, this trend is likely to keep up until, at the very least, the middle of June and then in late July the school will close for the summer hollyday.
Which just means, of course, that when it opens up again in middle September I’ll be in tip-top shape, with loads of practice under my belt and I’ll blow the teacher away (no pun intended) on the first lesson.
Only to be given such radically new material that I’m going to go back to n00b status just like that.

Oh well, such is the way of music learning.