View Full Version : When do they quit?
09-10-2005, 06:08 PM
Just out of curiosity. When in the progression of learning do you find students most likely to quit piping altogether. Being a new student myself I'm curious when it is instructors see the most drop-out. Is it the big challenges or the slow progress times or something else? (and please don't say "when they ask questions like these Mike!")
09-12-2005, 06:17 AM
It's the students that continue to have lessons but do not practice.
They have quit already as far as I am concerned
On average for those that do quit:
as soon as they hit university age.
about 6 months to 1 year after starting pipes and they realize playing once a week is not enough and don't like hearing me tell them that.
for some others: when they get tired of petty politics within their local piping community and between bands. :humm:
I agree totally with Roger.
09-12-2005, 05:36 PM
Usually, if I had quitters, they would get tired of finger exercises or find it "too boring to play only on the practice chanter". They just do not have the discipline or patients for the instrument. Fortunately, I only had three people in 10 years that actually threw the towel.
Otherwise I also agree here with Roger.