Should I do this or not?

<p>My music teacher who Ive been studying for 10 years (and recently finished up a few weeks ago) scheduled a meeting with me and talked about how he was willing to give me 2-3 lessons for free so I can prepare songs to audition if I choose to be a music major/minor or study music in college.
The thing is Im not sure if I want to continue playing piano for another 4 years and continueing that on in my life because it is tedious and hardwork and not that fun to me. But I dont want to disappoint my music teacher who is willing giving free lessons to me and said he only offered me this as a senior because others showed "no motivation". I am considering studying it as a minor or maybe just taking classes/electives in it so Im not tied down by it but Im not sure how that works or how dedicated I have to be all 4 years on that (can someone please explain?)
I am thinking of taking something like piano music Not related to Classical music (what Ive been doing) like maybe Hip hop or something but Im not sure if I even need to audition or not.
I do want to look at my future but I seriously cant decide right now what I want to do and I dont see myself as a concert pianist or classical musician in the future but Im not sure</p>

<p>There's a very low chance you'd actually be a pianist in your career--and the odds get lower if you're "uncertain."</p>

<p>But that's not a reason to decline the lessons to prepare for an audition. You might very well be interested in joining a music group on campus or take a few private lessons. These might require auditions, and your teacher is offering to prepare you for them because you've had a long relationship. </p>

<p>There's no reason to decline the offer just because you probably won't be a classical musician =). Unless you don't plan to join any music groups in college.</p>

<p>Don't major in just something just because you got a free offer! However you don't have to be a major to accept the offer. Otherwise just politely decline.</p>

<p>I imagine your teacher will understand that there's more to your life than music. I agree, it doesn't hurt to accept the lessons anyway! You could always keep playing just for fun or do gigs around town whenever you can. That might be a cool way to make some extra money in school :)</p>

<p>I agree that it's worth continuing the lessons and doing the audition. You're certainly not prevented from changing your mind. I suspect that you may find music a nice relief from the reading and other homework required in other classes, even if you don't end up majoring or minoring in it, and a change in style away from the classical works may just be the thing for you.... You might as well try it.</p>

<p>I don't see much downside to accepting the generous offer. You'd have to spend some more time practicing than you otherwise would, but you're not obligated to major in music or even to audition for anything if you don't want to.</p>

<p>On the other hand, if you turn him down, you might later want to do something for which these extra lessons would have helped.</p>

<p>Are you hesitating because you don't want to "waste his time" if you're not going to put the lessons to good use? If so, I would be open with him and say that at this point I wasn't sure yet whether I would be auditioning for anything and that I would understand if he rescinded his offer as a result, but if it still stood I would want to accept.</p>

<p>If you are the only student he has (or the only one at your level) who shows motivation, then he probably enjoys teaching you -- or at least enjoys it much more than he enjoys teaching the others -- and wants to give you a gift to show his appreciation.</p>

<p>Hes putting me in a stressed out situation. He has other students who graduated and he's like "Sam (played like 10 years with him) I dont know shows any motivation. He is probably just going to play music for fun (basically said he isnt majoring minoring or doing anything with music in college" (It's guilting me into doing something because I dont want to waste my years of piano if I dont do anything in college) </p>

<p>OK THIS IS WANT I WANT TO KNOW:
How hard will it be if I minor in Music at UMD? Do I need to audition? How many classes do I have to take? Is it stressful? How hards the audition? Will I have to practice my brains out (I hate doing this)</p>

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<p>Don't let the guy guilt you into doing stuff you don't want to do.</p>

<p>If you want to minor in music, do so. If not, don't. If you're not interested in music professionally - which is sounds like you aren't, but I could be wrong -- you could always keep music as a hobby sort of thing. Maybe join the band or orchestra at college.</p>

<p>ya hes guilting me but also im starting to think it might be helpful lemme think about it</p>