I'm still looking at music schools! I visited one earlier this past November, and I'm visiting two more in February.
Anyway, I would like to take a trial lesson with one instructor at each school I am visiting. I will be e-mailing both professors soon to check their availability. I didn't take a lesson with an instructor at the school I visited in November, but if I ever visit again, I will be sure to do so.
In your past experiences, have you guys found it helpful to take trial lessons before applying? What is the general format for these lessons? I'm sure it varies from teacher to teacher, but is there anything specific you think I should prepare? Also, does the opinion the teacher makes of you directly affect whether you are accepted or not? If he or she does not like you, will that adversely affect your acceptance to the school?
I'm a junior in high school, so I'll be auditioning next year, but I think it's really important that I visit these schools now.
Thanks so much for any personal experiences/insight/general wisdom you can offer! :-)
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