Private music lessons can inspire a life-long musical passion, and learning an instrument has many different benefits. The right instructor can motivate and inspire students in their musical pursuits and even in life in general. But the wrong instructor can have the opposite effect. So what do you do if your instructor just isn't a good fit for you? It can be a delicate subject to approach, but here are a couple of options.
1) Talk to your instructor and let them know your feelings. They may be able to change things up and give you the experience you are looking for. Or, if they don't feel that they are able to give you what you need they should be able to suggest another instructor that will.
2) If you are taking lessons from a lesson studio and don't feel comfortable talking to your teacher about it, the studio staff is there to help you. Approach one of the studio managers and explain your situation, they should be more than happy to arrange for you to take with another one of their instructors who will better be able to meet your expectations and they will be able to speak with your original instructor about the change for you.
3) If neither of the previous options work, look for another studio to take lessons from. And don't be afraid to ask specific questions of the studio and instructors to make sure that they will be able to meet your expectations.
Music lessons should be something enjoyable and personal, so it is important that you have an great instructor to help you learn.
Music Village has studios with many experienced and fun instructors who teach students of all ages and abilities, check out our lessons page for more info on our lessons and our teachers!