I'm learning to play a trumpet with guidance of a private teacher. He is busy person, so we have lesson once a fortnight.
- Learn instrument for about a year
- Have basic knowledge of music theory. I understand chords and octaves structure, though if one shouts "Quick, sol flat minor", it will take me a couple of minutes to build it and another couple of minutes to actually play it on trumpet
- Train ear with app on my phone. It goes surprisingly good, in a few weeks I was able to recognize tones in major scale.
- I play in a small 'band' with guitar, bass and drums, we sometimes play 1 hour concerts in local bars. All four of us are in nearly the same level.
- If it is meaningful, I have really modest skills on guitar and bass guitar.
Though I think it is not that important(though still important), whether you studied in some institution or by yourself, subjects that are taught in institutions are taught for some purpose and I feel like missing somthing. Also I would like to understand musicians better.
So, what are the crucial parts of institutional musical education, which non-instituational learner misses and where can I get them by myself?