I don't know about drum teachers but once upon a time I went to piano teachers and that's all they knew how to do.I wouldn't be taking exams at any age, so, no. I'd be suspicious of someone oriented around teaching me to perform well on somebody's test, and would probably look for another, more creatively-oriented teacher.
Wow !!! That's a great IdeaWhat is the most common reason most people take exams?
I don't really know, but I'm guessing it's because they want to make a career out of playing.
If that's true, but you're not looking for a career, then it's a totally optional thing that you either want to do or don't want to do. Kind of depends on your personality. Me I'd skip it, but it may bother you if you skip it.
Maybe ask yourself, on a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you want this exam.
Also, what are the benefits for you to take the exam. Do they justify the effort?
What are the consequences if you skip the exam?
Yes !!! I agree... but should I lose having fun with music & learn something for the sake of a certificate which is not going to be helpful to me by any means?..In fact the drumming exercises where for more superior, challenging & exciting than these lessons .... or is it that I am trying to avoid the exams?....well.... you made me to see the things from another perspective.....Thank you. Yes!!! It is great Idea to work towards education...Thumbs up....Thanks a lot.I've never heard of the Trinity Exam, is it like a certificate program at a university/conservatory?
Whatever it is, I think anything that works towards your education is a great idea. Even if you don't do well on the exam, you don't need to be discouraged, it will give you an idea of what to work on, with the exam being your goal.
Pretty Bad Experience ....you went throughI don't know about drum teachers but once upon a time I went to piano teachers and that's all they knew how to do.
I got tired of dry classical music and didn't enjoy reading off the page, I just wanted to jam. They threw their hands up and called me a bad student.
Now I look back I'm actually angry at one teacher in particular because he took my mothers money every week and would treat the lesson like a coffee break.
I lost interest when I discovered drums but with piano I believe I was stuck in a rut from playing nothing but classical. I didn't realize that until I learned trumpet and was encouraged to improvise and play blues.Pretty Bad Experience ....you went through
Did you learn the piano or not?
There are these type of teacher in every field
but ultimately they lose their pupil
but we can neither forgive them nor forget them.