Monthly Archives: March 2012

Separation

In Memoriam Mark Kopytman A few months ago, Mark Kopytman passed away. Prof. Kopytman was one of Israel’s most important composers and composition teachers. Many of today’s composers in Israel have studied with him. Mark was a wonderful person and … Continue reading

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Imagine

Musiclearninglive 2012 conference in London was a great experience. It was wonderful to meet all these people who really care about music and about education. It was enlightening to learn what happens in other countries and it was also comforting, … Continue reading

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Meditation

Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi calls it FLOW, and I have already mentioned in an earlier post that in Tai Chi we call it relaxed concentration. Sometimes I tell a student not to try that hard. “I concentrate hard on what I … Continue reading

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Carnegie Hall

They say that anyone can do anything. It is only a question of how hard they work. But is it a matter of practice? What about talent? Can I learn to do something I have no talent for? I always … Continue reading

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