Inability to Really Progress
I am a 65-year-old woman who has been taking piano lessons for the past 6 and a half years, but I am just now completing book 3A in Faber's Piano Adventures.
I practice every day for at least 30 minutes, but I'm only able to play what I am currently working on. When I go back to the beginning of my book, I can't play the pieces that I learned previously.
Recently, my piano teacher gave me a very simple 2 line piece to sight-read, and I couldn't do it initially until I practiced it independently for about 10 to 15 minutes!
It has taken me at least a month and a half to play Willow Tree Waltz, and I still haven't mastered it! This is so frustrating and disheartening!!!
I love the piano, but I'm wondering if maybe I should choose a different instrument to learn, and perhaps be more successful. Thank you for your help and time in advance!