Monthly Archives: March 2013

leschetizky had it right

R – My standards based head exploded a little bit when I read a great blog post earlier this morning over my Saturday coffee which really resonated with me: are you a diametrically opposed teacher. Natalie is referring to Theodor Leschetizky (1830-1915), … Continue reading

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spot on teaching

R – Yesterday I had correspondences with two colleagues of mine, both of whom coincidentally are former students as well. One of them forwarded me a wonderful blog post on the value of music education to 21st century learners (please … Continue reading

Posted in Music is work, Rehearsal | 7 Comments

process vs. product

R – “We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.” – Henry Ward Beecher. There isn’t a music teacher alive who doesn’t already understand the … Continue reading

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nothing to learn from beginning teachers

R – Okay, I’ll let you in on a pet peeve of mine. Ready? When you say “first or second year teacher”, many people automatically speak in their “oh, isn’t that cute” voice.  As they begin to have a conversation … Continue reading

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