I know it's typical but how do I do it? She's cares about me so much despite only knowing me for a few months maybe. We connect very well on a personal level and I can tell that she will consider it a loss to lose me. I feel guilty. She also made exceptions for me , by cutting the price of my lessons by almost half because we come from far away, and I was clearly very interested in the violin. I don't want to see her face when I tell her. She's gonna take it al really serious.
One reason I need to leave her is yes, it's a 45 minute drive and I'm having someone give me a ride at a rather inconvenient time for both of us, but that's all she could do for me, she teaches at a very prestigious university. I also feel that I am not learning much from her because I don't resonate with her teaching strategies, I could ask her to switch them but I know she wouldn't approve and that's embarrassing to me. I'm also getting increasingly busy and may have decided to focus on a different instrument. Her presence makes me nervous when I play. My mind always drifts and I can't focus somehow otherwise I'm overly tense and play out of tune. I don't feel myself somehow so I think it's incompatibility. Also, she's fun and enduring to be around but not motivating and I don't feel the ambition I usually do with music.
Replies would help. I think I have to do it on Wednesday night.
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