I recently quit college and now I think becoming a
conservatory student is the only thing that will make me truly happy. I haven’t told my teacher about this yet, and I’d like to hear your
thoughts on this matter first, before I go and embarrass myself.
- Do you think it is still possible to become a conservatory student at the age of 21+?
- What are things you might say, if you were my instructor?
- Do you know anyone who started late and managed to major in his or her instrument at a conservatory?
Though I don’t play well enough yet, I want my teacher to help me achieve the necessary level of competence. What I want most right now is her approval, encouragement, and guidance. So I can start working towards this goal of mine.
But at the same time I’m not sure if I have the potential in the first place.
Needless to say, I will need to tell my teacher about my aspiration, I want her to be my mentor.
Passing the entrance audition definitely isn’t something I can achieve on my own.
I have been studying with this music instructor for a little over a year
now. And I’ve made a lot of progress since. She’s the best teacher I
have ever had.
However, we’ve never discussed this topic before. And frankly, I don’t
have to courage to bring it up. I don’t want her to think that I’m audacious, and overestimating myself.
Moreover, I don’t even know how to bring this topic up.
You see, my teacher is the kind of person who never sugarcoats anything.
I am afraid that she will think that I’m in over my head.
I will be severely disappointed if she thinks my dream is unachievable and doesn’t want to help me.
As you may or may not know : what is said cannot be unsaid. Once I make this announcement, there’s no going back. Will I still enjoy her lessons week after week, if she thinks my wish is but a silly, unattainable dream? I realize that it might sound a bit cliche, but I believe that things won’t be the same after this. Regardless of her answer.
Obviously, if she thinks it is a feasible plan, we’ll be focusing on preparing for the entrance auditions. But what if she doesn’t? Will we just pretend it never happened?
On the one hand, there’s this nagging voice in my head, constantly
telling me I’m not good enough, won’t become good enough, and it’s too
But on the other hand, I want to spend all my time working towards this goal, and achieve it.