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Week 6: Classical Piano Lessons versus Pop Piano Lessons
There’s only two kinds of music. No, not Country and Western. It’s Classical and Pop. What’s 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 Allows latitude
Demands discipline Encourages creativity
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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