Dd is very self directed in her studies and spends more hours practicing than is necessary because of her enjoyment and perfectionism. She's been out of piano lessons for over a year, but continued to play a lot and is applying the note reading skills from voice to piano as well, learning to sing and play all of her and her sisters assigned songs.
So, should I attempt to find a temporary replacement voice teacher which might not even be possible this time of year since most instructors teach the same students from Sept- spring. Or should we take the break from voice and do a 'semester' of piano. She aged out of her previous teachers classes, but piano teachers seem to be easier to find around here than voice teachers BUT I'm not sure how I feel about my sensitive kid possibly getting a mediocre teacher.
I think she's at a place where she's craving more challenge, but I have this fear that the wrong teacher could discourage her in some way. That probably sounds odd, I just know how sensitive she is to the tiniest bit of discouragement. Up until now she's had excellent teachers, but my other two kids have experienced, well, less experienced/passionate teachers..
If we take six months off, I predict (based on past observations) dd will continue to play and sing the same scales and songs and compose a little, so lots of practice but a bit of a rut after a while, without much real progress or challenge - but some enjoyment.
I should add, dd has never done Royal Conservatory type lessons and I'm a bit worried that she may find that type of approach boring or off-putting in an all-work-and-no-fun way, but maybe she's ready for it, idk.