Madeline Foley had been a student of Casals, and she happened to live just two blocks from my house
There is a myth that either you’re born with an artistic gift or you’re not. Here's how music teachers can break down that misconception and un-do the mantra of "you're not musical."
Here are 7 areas string teachers should emphasize if their students are to become well-rounded people with a deeper appreciation of how music works and why it’s so important.
Unconditional support doesn’t mean freely accepting negative or harmful behaviors, but rather treating people as fallible human beings regardless of what they do.
Bassist John Hamil recalls his favorite lesson: "I take this story with me to every lesson and never undervalue the student’s time and effort."
Along with that emotional investment, here are some strategies that work well for teaching music students with Alzheimer's.
Showing students the stages leading up to competence lets them know that their experience is not an aberration; that they are on the same road we, too, are on.
As performers and teachers, we may use the pandemic's forced limitations to create new and possibly even more productive solutions moving forward.
Teaching online can feel impersonal in comparison, but 2020 has offered me the space to re-evaluate the way I approach my own musical and teaching life.
The question that I’ve been asked from day one has been, “Why does it feel different than any other music school when I walk in the door?”