I really don't know why this is... My teacher is actually a good friend of mine, and we have a good working relationship as well. But for some reason, my playing during lessons is, well, pretty crappy.
When I practice at home, I take a long time to warm up; I do scales, some simple Kreutzer to get the blood flowing, maybe some simple Schradieck, shifting execrises, etc. After a while of that, I'm ready to work on pieces. I'm usually able to draw a nice tone, and work on dynamics. For the most part, in my practice room, it sounds OK (that's debatable, of course).
But come lesson time, it's different; intonation is way off, tone is mousy, dynamics are non-existent. It's not that I'm nervous playing in front of my teacher, but there's a lack of confidence at work, I think partly because it's in a studio with other people who can hear me, and partly because I have no time to warm up before a lesson. I leave work, get to the studio, pull out the fiddle, and have a half-hour or so lesson. There's no warm-up time, but I need to warm up to build confidence in my tone and intonation.
So, does anyone else find that they do well at home, but bomb out during a lesson?
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