Cramming For A Lesson Doesn’t Work
Unlike studying for a test about information that you may never use ever again, learning how to play an instrument for the short term (IE from lesson to lesson) doesn’t work. Learning how to play an instrument is a skill. What you learn is used as you advance and become more experienced. If you learn things only with short term memory, never ingraining the skills into how you play the instrument, progress will never happen. This means that you cannot do a weeks worth of practicing in a 2 hour cram session the night before your lesson. Typically this leads to a crash and burn situation. More importantly, students become frustrated due to the lack of improvement they make, and they don’t understand why.