I’m a student and not very advanced one at that. But I like it when I can select a piece
for myself. I usually pick something that’s the same level as what I’m currently working
on and if possible using similar techniques. It’s pretty easy to find alternative pieces if there’s something in your tutor book, teacher recommendation that you just hate playing. I can’t see the sense in struggling with a piece that leaves you feeling flat and
frustrated if there’s another piece that can do the same thing for your technique that you
I value the opinion of my teacher and as yet she is happy to help me find pieces which are both technically right and enjoyable for me. Thank goodness I don’t have a teacher with a set repertoire because I think it would be an incredibly boring way to learn.