Tag Archives: pedagogy

Facts and myths about classical music

There has been a lot of feedback over on Facebook in regards to my last post, and it made me decide to write one more post about what I see as the problem before I get to the solution. While I appreciate those that have given their opinions and love their passion, a few statements have been made over there that I strongly disagree with.

Practicing efficiently

Someone was over at the house when I was practicing yesterday and noticed me repeating a 4-bar phrase over and over for a long time.  Later on, she asked me how she could get her children to practice that way.  As it turns out her children are like almost all children; they practice by playing songs all the way through and rarely stop to practice on problem areas.