While I enjoy taking lessons and find my teacher to be very friendly I sometimes don't feel like she is pushing me as hard as she could be. I never have belt bored in a lesson since we are always advancing to new pieces but I feel like I never 'master' the piece. She says I am progressing quickly but I feel like I am learning slowly. A major part of this is of course my own doing since I only practice for thirty minutes on average and miss quite a few days. I know my bowing could use a lot of work since I still struggle to find a comfortable bow hold while following my teacher's directions on how to properly hold the bow. I am considering finding a second teacher in a few months while continuing with my current teacher to see how teaching methods differ. I'd preferably like to find a teacher who is a little more strict in their teaching methods to see if it makes a difference since I'll admit to being quite lazy, ha ha.
I'm wondering what more advanced cellists think on if my progression is the norm or if it seems faster or slower than usual?
I don't expect to ever advance far enough to become a professional cellist where I'd be using the cello as a paying job but I would like to progress far enough where I can play in an amateur orchestra.