5 to 7 years. I posted a link to the Master the Moonlight trial and got a teacher who said that she wouldn't teach someone the piece for the first 5 to 7 years of lessons!!!
It was a thoughtless comment. I don't mean hurtful-thoughtless, I mean not-thinking-thoughtless. She wasn't thinking of adult students who take piano lessons because they want to learn pieces. Nor was she thinking of students who are motivated, have time, and work hard.
I'm in my 50s If I wanted to learn how to do something and was told that I wouldn't be able to start for another 5 to 7 years, I would be disheartened and sad. Or angry and irritated. Wouldn't you?
One of the questions I keep asking myself and others is "Who's it for?" For teachers, I think it is worth asking yourself, "who do I like teaching, or who's my teaching for?" I often ask my students, many who are now adults, similar questions. "Who are you playing for?"
Obviously, what she meant was that she isn't a very good teacher and it...