Well, I have changed my lesson schedule. Instead of a half hour lesson every week, I will be getting an hour lesson every week. I had to change my day and time to get the hour slot, but it ended out a better time, day not so much better, but not a biggie.
I love my warm Rudoulf Doetsch violin, but cheerie songs and fiddle sings don’t seem as cheery and “fiddly” as they would on a brighter violin. I don’t want to brighten up my Doetsch because I absolutely love its warmth! So, I am waiting for my Fiddlerman violin to arrive, it will be brighter. I love violin and need more lessons. Here was the thinking in the lesson change.
Yesterday, I asked my instructor if I could alternate every other week with violin and cello. He said I could. This morning my husband and I were talking. That would mean a half hour cello, two weeks because of the violin half hour. Then it would be the same thing for violin. We decided that I should do an hour cello one week, two weeks to practice, due to the next week an hour violin, etc. That worked great with my hour cello because the following week had to be cancelled.
So, I called the shop today. The day had to be changed and we had to have the lesson start half an hour earlier. The half hour earlier was great! The day could be better. But, not a big deal. This coming week, I will keep my half hour cello on the same day and time as have been doing. The following week we will start the hour long with my violin to begin with.
I can see this suggestion coming. Have a half hour of cello or violin followed by the half our of violin or cello. Well,
1. I can’t switch modes that quickly
2. Some of the time in the second half hour would be for me putting the instrument and music from the previous instrument away, and then getting out the next instrument, that would probably be 15 minutes. I am very careful with that big cello at the shop when getting it out and putting it away.
I think this is a good option. I can’t afford two one hour lessons every week. I really benefited from that hour cello and week off (basically 2 weeks to practice the lesson material). That format works well for me. I really noticed it with the half hour yesterday.
I can get my violin and cello going.
They call me, “Mellow Cello”