Dofpic wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:18 am
I did take the 4 lessons suggested and he was encouraging and energetic but in the end I found them of little value. He charged me full boat $300 per hour for four lessons
$1200 for 4 lessons plus plane flight and lodging and time spent to discover what he offered had little value. This is exactly my experience and the experience of a friend with FD who also studied with him. I suppose if you're wealthy and you can make the trip to NYC a vacation as well, then no big deal, but for a struggling music student who doesn't have this kind of $ it's highway robbery.
There are two completely different things at play here. 1. His book 2. His private lessons on FD. By all means buy the book, I'm sure it doesn't cost $1200. If you have FD, I'd say save your $ since everything he taught me I could explain to you in 2 minutes or you can watch in his videos.
I've talked to a lot of classical guitarists and other musicians with FD on forum groups. They all have one thing in common, they're usually very positive about their progress and they have a high level of faith that they'll get better. So, I'm sure you'll find people who report that Leisner has helped them, but that optimism is way different than seeing/hearing a demonstration of their playing that is FD-free.
An eyewitness will often only see what he already believes to be true.