What I really like is that they question many things I say or suggest; this has prompted me to think ever more deeply about how and why I(we)do things the way we do. I like that they have an awareness of how they learn, and can apply components of other experiences and skills. On the downside, lessons tend to be less than consistent. Legitimate family concerns, illness & injury (not from my lessons!), job stress & requirements. With kid-students, I have a short-range plan and a long-range plan in my head; with the adults I feel like it is more a one-shot concept (like giving a workshop), than a sequential program. I am giving thought to how much of my sense of frustration, not connecting the dots, springs from being a long-time classical player converted to fiddling about 8 years ago. Any ideas? What works for you? Thanks much, Sue
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