Hi everyone - Happy New Year!
This is my second term with a new teacher and his style is totally different from my old teacher, who was also a good friend. I admire his skill as a performer and leader of a well-reknowned orchestra but so far this year he has done very little technical work with me. He prefers to work on technique via the pieces I'm learning and is against doing technical exercises just for the sake of technique, and is especially against doing Kreutzers, as he thinks they're really boring. I am very doubtful about this approach although I know he is an accomplished player, because I really struggle with bow control and maintaining a good sound and think Kreuzters and the like would help - should I just work on them myself (at the risk of doing them incorrectly) or should I approach him again about working on studies???
a very unsure kathleen xox
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