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I feel like I'm stalled. I know I don't play/practice as often as I'd like but I seem stuck in one place. I'm trying to start a few new pieces, perhaps a little more challenging, but I doubt outside my skill level. BUT I get hung up somewhere in the score and can't get past. I hoped to find a local instructor, but schedule and locations are not always the most ideal. Looking for suggestions. Should I just make the sacrifice and find a local instructor or look for one of the online instructors (skype type). Are they as effective as being in person? TIA
I've never used Skype but maybe using an instructor over it for just the section you're having trouble in would help. Or maybe post the section you're working on in the forum and see if someone can help on just that. As a general opinion I would rank in person lessons first, probably skype 2nd, and online last. I've done in person and the online website route before and learned from both but there's nothing like having an instructor say "if you put that finger down again I'm gonna break it (jokingly of course..I think ." True story
I still use this person btw.. and have never had a broken finger.