For me, this was a big leap forward.
Having not played my flute for months (likely closer to two years...) I was nervous about my lesson.
On top of that, my instructors husband was there (playing in front of people makes me very nervous).
"Be brave! Make this worth it!" I told myself while unpacking my flute.
It's been long enough since I played that I forgot scales, and fingering for several notes. Each time I fought my urge to feel humiliated - "You're here to learn," I reminded myself. Then I forced myself to ask for help.
This paid off the most when she told me to push more air through my flute (which I've heard before) and I asked her what that actually means - what the balance between diaphragm and embouchure. That lead to an explanation that finally made sense to me.
So here's to leaps forward!