I'm an adult violin player that has played the violin for two years now but have only had a violin teacher for about 4-5 months. I have high goals for myself and i am starting to get worried when it seems as if nothing happens on the violin lessons, it's 30 minutes, once a week. the first piece my teacher gave me was chanson de matin by edward elgar and i played it for a while but only learned the beginning, then i started with mozarts
swölf duo nr.1 and has been playing it ever since and i am expected to continue the same song this year. so that's 2 songs before christmas.
first i have to figure out the notes then the rythm, upbow or downbow and what finger to use and it takes forever! i would like to learn bowing techniques and scales and stuff, but i just have to figure out songs that i have never heard. i have one hour a week a lesson to learn notes and all that but it's as if the violin lessons are only about learning how to read sheet music. But i want to make progress in my playing as well. is this how it is usually done? or do i have a school that doesn't care if i learn anything. at the moment i am trying to teach myself sautille so that i can learn czardas. i want to be able to play virtuoso music in the future and i am 23 years old so i feel as if i should be moving along a bit faster. and i hope that i someday will be able to study violin full time.
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