Monthly Archives: February 2012

Juggling

I have received a few questions about career and about making professional choices. These questions bother our university students as well as our high school students and their parents. Many parents are worried when their children show serious interest in … Continue reading

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The Garden

Many times, when we use the term music education, I feel embarrassed. I know what music is, but what is education? I read once in one of my Zen books that a teacher is like a good bonfire: while it … Continue reading

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Open Rehearsal

For those who have enjoyed reading “The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner” and “Pareto“. Here is a short video that summarizes those events.

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There Is No Second Time

To Lasse Lagercrantz and the wonderful bass students at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki. “It was better” I said to the student. “It was the second time” said he, trying not to give me all the credit for the improvement. We … Continue reading

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Guest Teaching

To Sjur Bjærke and Dan Styffe and their wonderful students in Oslo. I prefer to call it guest teaching: teaching away from home. One of the reasons I like to do guest teaching is that I can say the same … Continue reading

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