Some people I teach are notation-reading-only-musicians and some have a similar story in their background being at parties where people are jamming and despite playing all their life they can’t play along and feel like an imposter musician.
I love working with those types. I push them overboard. It’s like they just told me they’ve been swimming all their life and we’re on a boat and so I get them in the water we both know they know how to swim.
“Life jacket!!” they scream
“Swim!!” I scream
And then I ask them to pay in advance for the next 4.
Ok not exactly.
But sort of.