Knowing when it’s time to move on

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Question: How do I know if I’ve outgrown my teacher?

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You have to ask yourself a bunch of questions and answer them honestly. First, what are your goals now in your harp studies? They may be different from when you started or from when you started with your current teacher. Is this teacher helping you to meet those goals? Secondly, are you making progress? Are you playing better now than when you started with this teacher? A good teacher knows how to advance a student in a logical and systematic way, giving the student exercises, etudes, and pieces that will advance the student without overwhelming him. Thirdly, and especially if your goal is to be a professional harpist, how advanced of a player is, or was, your current teacher? If your teacher is going to teach you advanced repertoire, that teacher should have played advanced repertoire.

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