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Old 01-15-2012, 05:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I have decided to get private lessons, and I was curious from instructors, or those who have taken private lessons what length of time is best?

I can get 4 hours in any combination, 4, 1 hour days, 2, 2 hour days, 3 hours one day and 1 another time, or any other combination?

My skill level is beginner I suppose, though I can comfortable link turns on greens.

I want to make the best of my learning experience.

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Old 01-15-2012, 05:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would spread it out over 4 days, so that you can get a few tips then have time afterwards to practice the things they recommend before moving on.
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would probably do (2) 2 horus lessons. When I took a couple of lessons last year I didn't feel that an hour was long enough to really get anything down...you spend half of that time on lifts and strapping in, and the instructor can tell you/show you how to do something, but you don't get a lot of time to practice it. 2 hours gives you time to learn something and practice it with critique so you really get the feel of doing it right before you move on
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I agree, one hour isn't long enough to really get into anything. 4 hours is information overload. 2x 2hrs is probably optimal
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I also like the 2-2 hour lessons.
Another option:
1 hour in early morning then 1 hour late afternoon. This would still give lots of time to practice after each lesson.
Not trying to rush it but you might catch on very quickly to the easy stuff giving you the extra lesson to build on that mornings lesson and maybe build on that.
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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2 2 hour lessons, it'll give you time to practice what you learned after the lesson
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2 x 2 hour lessons or 2 hour lesson then 2x1 hour lessons to fine tune things you learned in the first lesson
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Thanks everyone, I'm on my way to take my first 2 hour lesson!
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:51 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Another vote for 2X2 with a few days of practicing inbetween.
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:49 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Like everyone said I would opt for the 2X2 as well. That way your not wrapped into what the instructor has to say for 4 hours rather, trying a few beginner moves which you can then practice and progress on before your second lesson.
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