Week 6: Classical Piano Lessons versus Pop Piano Lessons
Theres only two kinds of music. No, not Country and Western. Its Classical and Pop. Whats pop? Everything except classical (and ethnic). Pop includes blues, rock, jazz, show tunes, standards, country, gospel...literally everything...except classical.
Classical piano teachers are abundant and have structured teaching methods. Pop teachers (good ones) are much harder to find. And they are much more in demand. Here are some direct contrasts between the two.
|FEATURES OF CLASSICAL STUDIES
||FEATURES OF POP PIANO STUDIES|
|Learn by reading notation
||Learn by listening to examples|
|Sequential, step by step learning process
||Non-linear learning process|
|Obsessed with precision
|Student progresses at teacher's convenience
||Student progresses at his own convenience|
|Printed page driven
||Recorded music driven|
|Work Work Work
||Fun Fun Fun|
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