Cello is different now I know after completing 8 lessons of Promotional Course. It's almost impossible that anyone could seriously learn it by listening to or watching someone play.
For the money I'm paying I'll have to practice hard. The teacher has been rushing along, perhaps pretty keen to make sure students are engaged and start feeling the joy of playing by the end of the first 8 lessons. The side effect of course is that for those who can't catch up with progress they'll drop out after 8 lessons. The drop out rate is 3 out of 8 in my group.
The investment is not small comparing to other instrument study, so far I have spent
- Promotional course $960
- Home rental of cello $1,600 (June till December)
- Books $223
- Stopper $98
- Resin $50
- Tuner $260
- Autumn lessons $3,060