Interesting how you said that a month away from the harp made you feel so awful…. my mind works the other way round actually…. Twice a year, generally when I really feel that I’v reached my physical and mental limit, I take two whole weeks away from the harp, even if I’m at home, I just tune it in the morning, and that’s it…. And when I return, somehow everything seems to be better… Same goes with piano…
Kay I don’t really agree with you on the idea of half an hour each… There used to be a time where I used to divide a work in 8 sections, and then study an hour on each section.
As a teacher I’ve been down it many times. Life sometimes gets in the way of good intentions. The best way to get back on track is to just go in for a lesson, figure out where you are and what you need to work on, and move on from there. Stop beating yourself up!
I wonder if anyone else has experienced this- sometimes if I’ve neglected weekly practice, my next lesson is BRILLIANT. Haha! I think, I’ve finessed it and no one will know I’ve slacked off……..but oh my, what happens at the lesson following.