Yesterday marked my third lesson. I recorded it this time. The recording is a great tool. I get to hear first hand what was said without having to trust my memory. I also notice the glaring difference between my teacher's examples and my own playing. It further reinforced to me that what I hear behind the bell is not necessarily what the audience is hearing. I still need to do a better job of keeping my air stream constant and work on playing softer more often. One thing that has really surprised me is the amount of talk vs playing that happens in a lesson. There is tons of talk about musical ideas rather than the technical side of things.

Anyway, I am home from work and just got my morning practice session out of the way. Time for bed.