Ok, here is the deal. At my school (probably most if not all schools), 3 piano courses are required for music majors. I got really pumped when i signed up for beginning piano, because I have always wanted to learn. I went out and bought a decent Yamaha keyboard, and bought an instructional book. Fun stuff the keyboard is. Ok, here is where things get odd. I figured that most of the students in my class would be music majors. I would say about 3/4 of them are not. It seems that this class is a vredit filler for some students. It seems like no one practices anything the teacher has ever given us, so we move incredibly slow. I realize that this is a beginner class, but we have been on "Ode to Joy" for the last 2 classes. I took it upon myself to plug in my earphones (that we are supplied with) and go beyond what we were learning. I am at around page 45 now (out of 80 or so), and the rest of the class is on page 15. So I have been having a pretty good time, and I even took it upon myself to show the kid next to me a few tricks with reading sheet music. I believe myself to be pretty well liked in the class, and no one has complained of me (to my face at least). I have even spoken with my teacher about different subjects, and she seemed to like me as much as any teacher could like a student. After class today, she asked to see me. There was one kid besides me left in the class practicing "Ode to Joy", so he told me later that he didnt catch much of what happened. Anyways, my teacher says to me, "I feel that you are beyond this class- you aren't playing what everyone else is". I told her that I really dig music, and I practice a lot. I also told her I know every song up until the page that I am at. She then had quite a few things to say to me. **may not be her actual words... I was getting pretty angry at the time she was speaking ot me** Teacher: You have been playing with your earphones on... and i can hear the clicking of your keys! It is driving me insane! Me: I am really sorry (really I was... I didn't think i was making that much noise). Teacher:Well, I think you need to stick with the class. Me: You just said that I am beyond this class...... right? Teacher: I don't care if you can play Beehtoven's 6th forwards and backwards, stick with what I am teaching. Me: That really doesn't make much sense. (I think I said something like that) Teacher: Well, as far as I am concerned you have already failed this course. I don't want you in this class anymore. Me: (Ok by now, I am stunned)... What?!? Teacher: The only way you can pass this class now is if you show up every class to take roll, then leave to go practice somewhere else. Me: I am really sorry, I swear I will stick with the class, I didn't mean to go so far ahead, it just happened. ** I then reached over and lightly put my hand on her shoulder and said sorry again... I didnt slam my hand on, or do anything sudden. Just as I put my hand on she recoiled like I had just slapped her in the face** Teacher: WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?!?!? Me: I am really sorry- uhh.... (kind of forget what happened next, but I kept on saying sorry, and then kind of let myself out of the classroom) Ok- that was wierd.... I really have no idea what to do. I really don't want to show up to class again. I love the piano, and I need this ourse however, so I have to. There is one other teacher that I might be able to transfer to. That was really wierd.