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 Post subject: I've been "cheating"
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:03 pm 
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...on my guitar instructor :oops:
I'm been seeing current instructor for over a year. We have a good relationship, but there's something "missing". He doesn't loveLOVE Celtic/DADgad/fingerstyle the way I do. I feel I'm always forcing my tastes in pieces to work on and it's not always appreciated. But...I am getting older and feel life is too short to spend any time on a piece I don't love or the technique/style doesn't appeal to me.
Enter the "other instructor"...a man totally focused on traditional Celtic music. This man has probably a dozen CDs out and is in demand for workshops and concerts. Plus....he lives a few blocks from my house! (And he charges the same rate.)
I know what I SHOULD do, but I'm having a hard time "breaking it off". So I've been seeing BOTH of them! I can't afford to keep this up much longer :(

Are there "Fifty Ways to Leave Your Instructor"??
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 Post subject: Re: I've been "cheating"
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:14 pm 
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Just tell the one you are leaving that you can no longer afford lessons with todays economy.
Thank him and tell him you will get in touch if the situation changes.

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 Post subject: Re: I've been "cheating"
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:40 pm 
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Are there "Fifty Ways to Leave Your Instructor"??
-dm

Just slip out the back Jack, Don't need to be coy Roy, Make a new plan Stan............
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I feel I'm always forcing my tastes in pieces to work on and it's not always appreciated. But...I am getting older and feel life is too short to spend any time on a piece I don't love or the technique/style doesn't appeal to me.

If you feel that you are wasting your time, instructor A probably feels you are wasting his. Level with him by telling him that you are going off in a new direction. The money you then save on lessons from instructor A can then be saved in the cookie jar for your nest gas attack.

Some Irish friends of mine formed a local group and and are having a blast playing Celtic music, ballads, jigs, and telling jokes etc. They are Minnesota contest champions. They used to be old rockn' rollers in the day but now have followed their hearts and are very successful. Here's a link:
http://newlondonlittletheatre.com/events.html

DM, If you love Celtic music and alternate tunings as much as I love the blues I recommend following your heart.

Good Luck,

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 Post subject: Re: I've been "cheating"
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I think if you tell him what you told us, he'll understand.

Just drop down to D, see? 8)

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Tell him you're turning green, and leaving his scene.

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Reminds me of a blind date I had once. . . .

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 Post subject: Re: I've been "cheating"
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I knew I could count on support from you guys! :wink:
Here's a link to "Instructor B":
http://www.baysguitar.com/

Wednesday night I'll have to "breakup" and Thursday I'll be with Mr. Celtic!

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