Poll: how far will you go? - To get the best piano lessons

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Poll: how far will you go? - To get the best piano lessons

5 minutes
No votes
10 minutes
No votes
20 minutes
No votes
30 minutes
45 minutes
1 hour
No votes
More than an hour, if necessary
Total votes : 6

Postby Dr. John Zeigler - PEP Ed » Thu Feb 26, 2004 12:01 pm

Would your drive twice as far to get the best piano teacher for yourself or your child? What would a teacher far away from home have to provide to convince you to drive the extra distance? Is distance the primary reason you choose one teacher over another?
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Postby 73-1078374881 » Fri Mar 12, 2004 11:48 am

I live in a hick town in the middle of nowhere. There is a relatively large city (30,000) a half hour away, but the teachers over there aren't very good. Once I had a trial lesson with one of the most popular teachers over there, and I was better than she was!!! So for 5 years, I have driven 2 1/2 hours (each way!!!) every week for lessons. It doesn't bother me too much, since my teacher is EXCELLENT, but it's a lot of wear and tear on the car!! So, as far as the question Dr. Zeigler posed, distance is no factor at all for me when choosing a teacher... :cool:
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Postby Mins Music » Fri Mar 12, 2004 5:49 pm

2 and a half hours each way!!!! Did you do this once a week!
Wow. I was pretty impressed that I student travelled 45 minutes each way to come to me. But 21/2 hours, wow, that takes the cake. MMMmmmmm .... that sounds yummy.. see you.
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Postby Tranquillo » Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:44 pm

I am no a parent but my dad drives me to my piano teachers place for 45 minutes. I didnt tell him that there was a piano teacher walking distance from where I live!
Actually there are many many piano teachers in my area qualified with PhDs and degrees and close with 5-15 minutes. I am just really happy with my current teacher!
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