Help! I received an email this past week from a gentleman that was inquiring about violin lessons. I've been running ads in craigslist, so sometimes I get interesting inquiries. This is no exception. I informed him that the first lesson would be more of an evaluation to determine best how to proceed in teaching. He informed me at that point that I best not have the expectation that he will play or practice scales because "I will lose my mind" and "don't think for a second that I will walk out of a lesson and play VIvaldi". I was stunned. Then he proceeded to state "I just want to learn vibrato, I've been playing for 8 years and have trouble with vibrato-that's all you need to teach me." What do I do? I saw him this eve--I don't know what to do?!!
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